History of the 9th Pick

Welcome to Corner Three’s Draft Pick History (more here)! How valuable is the 9th pick?

Of the 26 picks since 1995:

  • 10 players have made All-Star Teams (38%)
  • 8 players have made All-NBA Teams (31%)
  • The median career Win Shares is 16.3

Expected player values for the 9th pick would be:

BestDirk Nowitzki
MedianJoel Przybilla
WorstPatrick O’Bryant

The mean 9th pick has averaged:


Here’s what the latest contract for the 9th pick looks like:

3$4,916,160Team Option
4$6,263,188Team Option
5$8,486,620Qualifying offer

And here’s every 9th pick since 1995:

PlayerTeamYearAll-Star TeamsAll-NBA TeamsWin Shares
Deni AvdijaWAS20201.2
Rui HachimuraWAS20193.9
Kevin KnoxNYK2018-0.6
Dennis SmithDAL2017-1.0
Jakob PöltlTOR201622.0
Frank KaminskyCHO201514.4
Noah VonlehCHH20149.2
Trey BurkeMIN201312.9
Andre DrummondDET201262.6
Kemba WalkerCHA201157.7
Gordon HaywardUTA201057.2
DeMar DeRozanTOR200974.9
D.J. AugustinCHA200846.9
Joakim NoahCHI200761.9
Patrick O’BryantGSW20060.5
Ike DioguGSW20056.5
Andre IguodalaPHI200498.7
Mike SweetneyNYK20037.8
Amar’e StoudemirePHO200292.5
Rodney WhiteDET20011.8
Joel PrzybillaHOU200023
Shawn MarionPHO1999124.9
Dirk NowitzkiMIL1998206.3
Tracy McGradyTOR199797.3
Samaki WalkerDAL199614.2
Ed O’BannonNJN19951.1
Italicized players are still active

Thanks to our sources, Basketball Reference and Spotrac.

Draft History compiled by Derek ReiferRJ Garcia.