History of the 9th Pick

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

Of the 25 picks since 1995:

  • 10 players have made All-Star Teams (40%)
  • 8 players have made All-NBA Teams (32%)
  • 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 AvdijaWAS2020
Rui HachimuraWAS20191.8
Kevin KnoxNYK2018-1.2
Dennis SmithDAL2017-1.6
Jakob PöltlTOR201616.3
Frank KaminskyCHO201512.4
Noah VonlehCHH20149.3
Trey BurkeMIN201311.6
Andre DrummondDET201260.6
Kemba WalkerCHA201154.4
Gordon HaywardUTA201053.7
DeMar DeRozanTOR200967.5
D.J. AugustinCHA200844.8
Joakim NoahCHI200761.9
Patrick O’BryantGSW20060.5
Ike DioguGSW20056.5
Andre IguodalaPHI200497
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.