The ten best No. 15 picks in NBA Draft history
Top Ten No. 15 picks in NBA Draft history
The Wizards have the No. 15 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Looking back at the history of the pick, you can find quite a few names that have had success in the league.
10. Robin Lopez, C
Taken by Phoenix in 2008, Lopez is now on his fifth team with the Bulls.
His best year came in 2013-14 with Portland, when he averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting almost 82 percent from the free throw line.
9. Rodney Stuckey, SG
Stuckey spent the past three seasons with the Pacers, after being drafted by the Pistons in 2007.
Averages just under 13 points per game for his career, and was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 2008.
8. Brent Barry, SG/SF
Barry spent 15 years in the NBA after being taken by the Clippers in 1995.
He won two titles with the Spurs, and won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1996.
Barry was also named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1996.
7. Matt Harpring, SF
Originally taken by the Magic in 1998, Harpring played for four teams over 11 seasons.
Named to the All-NBA Rookie First team in 1999, Harpring averaged 11.5 points per game shooting 48 percent during his team in the league.
6. Mike Mitchell, SF
The Cavs took Mitchell in the 1978 NBA Draft out of Auburn, before he was traded to the Spurs during the 1981-82 season.
He was an All-Star in 1981, averaging 24.5 points per game, averaging 19.8 points per game over the course of his NBA career.
His 9,799 total points scored for the Spurs, is seventh highest in franchise history.
5. Dell Curry, SG
Curry retired as the Charlotte Hornets' all-time leader in points (9,839) and three-point field goals made (929).
Averaged a career-high 16.3 points per game which led to him winning the Sixth Man of the Year in 1994.
4. Al Jefferson, F/C
Jefferson has now played for five teams in the NBA, but has had a solid career averaging 15.7 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game.
He was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2014 in Charlotte and named to the All-Rookie Second Team back in 2005 with the Celtics.
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F
The development of The Greek Freak from 2011 until now has been remarkable.
He averaged a career-high 26.9 points per game this past season, along with a career-best 10 boards a game.
2. Kawhi Leonard, SF
Leonard already has an NBA Finals MVP under his belt, and before the lingering, and now notorious quad injury took away most of his 2017-18 season, he was considered a front-runner for league MVP as well.
Leonard was originally taken by the Pacers back in 2011, before the Spurs traded George Hill for him.
1. Steve Nash, PG
Drafted by the Suns in 1996, Nash spent his first two years in the NBA playing a supporting role behind NBA star point guards Kevin Johnson, Sam Cassell, and later, Jason Kidd.
Nash played in Dallas from 1998-2004, before going back to Phoenix winning two MVPs, before finishing up with the Lakers.