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Twenty years of Picks 9, 20, and 25


I thought it would be interesting to look through history at what kinds of players have historically been picked at 9, 20, and 25. Of course we may get lucky or unlucky and go up or down on the 9th pick and we may trade one or both of the lower picks but just for fun, here are the players who have been scored with our current picks: I bolded players that are of interest.

2002

  • 9th: Amare Stoudemire
  • 20th: Kareem Rush
  • 25th: Frank Williams

2003

  • 9th: Michael Sweetney
  • 20th: Dahtay Jones
  • 25th: Carlos Delfino

2004

  • 9th: Andre Igoudala
  • 20th: Jameer Nelson
  • 25th: Tony Allen

2005

  • 9th: Ike Diogu
  • 20th: Julius Hodge
  • 25th: Johan Petro

2006

  • 9th: Patrick O'Bryant
  • 20th: Renaldo Balkman
  • 25th: Shannon Brown

2007

  • 9th: Joakim Noah
  • 20th: Jason Smith
  • 25th: Morris Almond

2008

  • 9th: DJ Augustine
  • 20th: Alexis Ajinca
  • 25th: Nicolas Batum

2009

  • 9th: DeMar DeRozan
  • 20th: Eric Maynor
  • 25th: Rodrigue Beabois

2010

  • 9th: Gordon Hayward
  • 20th: James Anderson
  • 25th: Dominque Jones

2011

  • 9th: Kemba Walker
  • 20th: Dontas Montiejunas
  • 25th: Marshon Brooks

2012

  • 9th: Andre Drummond
  • 20th: Evan Fournier
  • 25th: Tony Wroten

2013

  • 9th: Trey Burke
  • 20th: Tony Snell
  • 25th: Reggie Bullock

2014

  • 9th: Noah Vonleh
  • 20th: Bruno Caboclo
  • 25th: Clint Capela

2015

  • 9th: Frank Kaminsky
  • 20th: Delon Wright
  • 25th: Jarrell Martin

2016

  • 9th: Jakob Poeltl
  • 20th: Caris Lavert
  • 25th: Brice Johnson

2017

  • 9th: Dennis Smith Jr.
  • 20th: Harry Giles
  • 25th: Anzejs Pasecniks

2018

  • 9th: Kevin Knox
  • 20th: Josh Okogie
  • 25th: Mortitz Wagner

2019

  • 9th: Rui Hachimura
  • 20th: Matisse Thybulle
  • 25th: Nassir Little

2020

  • 9th: Deni Avdija
  • 20th: Precious Achiuwa
  • 25th: Immanuel Quickley

2021

  • 9th: Davion Mitchell
  • 20th: Jalen Johnson
  • 25th: Quinten Grimes

As you can see, the 9th pick has often picked up pretty exciting players (that stretch from 2007-2012 is pretty impressive) and mostly been players that end up at least contributing. 20 and 25 are crap shoots but can net pretty good players. Also fun that both Jakob Poeltl and DeMar DeRozan were picked at 9.

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