NBA Player Value per Win Share and Contracts: Part II: 2001 Draft Class


Pau Gasol headlines the 2001 NBA draft class. (Credit to pobladores.com for the picture)

The 2001 NBA draft class is the second installment. This draft class was labeled the “worst draft class ever”, by some. However, take a close look at some of the numbers. You’ll be surprised to see what you find (i.e. look beyond some of the over-paid players). Please note that I had some trouble with money earned-per 1 Win Share when a player totaled -0.5 Win Shares or lower during their career, so I decided not to factor in those players.

Average career length for lottery pick (13 players, 137 seasons) = 10.5 seasons
Average career length of other first rounders (15 players, 124 seasons) = 8.267 seasons
Average career length of first rounders total (28 players, 261 seasons) = 9.32 seasons
Percentage of first rounders being an all-star (20 all-star seasons, 261 seasons) =0.0766%
Average career length of second rounders (21 players, 111 seasons) = 5.28 seasons
Percentage of second rounders being an all-star (4 all-star seasons, 111 seasons) = 0.036%
Total percentage of all-star seasons in draft class (24 all-star seasons, 372 seasons) = 0.06%
Total amount of games played by lottery picks = 8,617 games
Total amount of games played by other first rounders = 7,172 games
Total amount of games played by second rounders = 5,155 games
Total amount of games played by draft class = 20,944 games
Percent of total games played by lottery picks = 41.1%
Percent of total games played by other first rounders = 34.2%
Percent of total games played by all first rounders = 75.4%
Percent of total games played by second rounders = 24.6%
Total amount of money made by lottery picks = $943,531,432
Total amount of money made by other first rounders = $653,981,765
Total money made by all first rounders = $1,597,513,197
Total money made by second rounders = $385,059,401
Total money made by the draft class = $1,982,572,598
Money-made average per lottery pick = $72,579,340.92
Total win shares produced by lottery picks = 570.7 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by rest of first round = 416.8 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by first round picks = 987.5 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by second round = 186.7 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by entire draft class = 1,174.2 Win Shares
Money made by all-stars = $887,349,625
Money made by non-all-stars = $1,095,222,973
Money paid-per win share of lottery picks = $1,653,287.95
Money paid-per win share of rest of first rounders = $1,569,054.14
Money paid-per win share of whole first round = $1,617,734.88
Money paid-per win share of second rounders = $2,062,449.93
Money paid-per win share of entire draft = $1,688,445.40

Lottery Picks
Kwame Brown – 12 seasons, 607 games, 20.8 Win Shares, $63,992,853 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,076,579.47
Tyson Chandler – 13 seasons, 845 games, 1 all-star team, 78.6 Win Shares, $120,482,385 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,532,854.77
Pau Gasol – 13 seasons, 905 games, 4 all-star teams, 113.1 Win Shares, $156,574,396 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,384,389
Eddy Curry – 11 seasons, 527 games, 21.7 Win Shares, $70,050,993 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,228,156.36
Jason Richardson -12 seasons, 838 games 58.7 Win Shares, $98,754,968 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,682,367.43
Shane Battier- 13 seasons, 977 games, 75.7 Win Shares, $56,569,622 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $747,286.95
Eddie Griffin – 5 seasons, 303 games, 10.9 Win Shares, $15,280,806 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,401,881.28
DeSagana Diop – 12 seasons, 601 games, 12.8 Win Shares, $47,024,084 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,673,756.56
Rodney White – 4 seasons, 218 games, 1.8 Win Shares, $7,259,525 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $4,033,069.44
Joe Johnson – 13 seasons, 982 games, 7 all-star teams, 71.3 Win Shares, $150,571,837 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,111,806.97
Kedrick Brown – 4 seasons, 143 games, 3.0 Win Shares, $7,261,508 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,420,502.67
Vladimir Radmanovic – 12 seasons, 737 games, 26.5 Win Shares, $43,101,141 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,626,458.15
Richard Jefferson – 13 seasons, 934 games, 75.8 Win Shares, $106,607,314 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,406,428.94
Rest of First Round 14-28 (Minnesota forfeited their pick)
Troy Murphy – 12 seasons, 729 games, 50.3 Win Shares, $66,024,785 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,312,619.98
Steven Hunter – 8 seasons, 400 games, 10.6 Win Shares, $22,365,366 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,109,940.19
Kirk Haston – 2 seasons, 27 games, -0.5 Win Shares, $3,814,080 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $12,713,600
Michael Bradley – 5 seasons, 173 games, 2.0 Win Shares, $5,162,996 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,581,498
Jason Collins – 13 seasons, 735 games, 20.1 Win Shares, $34,168,530 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,699,926.87
Zach Randolph – 13 seasons, 845 games, 2 all-star teams, 64.9 Win Shares, $138,624,765 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,135,974.81
Brendan Haywood – 13 seasons, 794 games, 43.8 Win Shares, $54,814,685 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,251,476.83
Joseph Forte – 2 seasons, 25 games, -0.4 Win Shares, $3,029,640 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $7,574,100
Jeryl Sasser – 2 seasons, 82 games, 0.7 Win Shares,  $2,997,009 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $4,281,441.43
Brandon Armstrong – 3 seasons, 108 games, -0.6 Win Shares, $2,792,170 earned.
Raul Lopez – 2 seasons, 113 games, 2.1 Win Shares, $3,941,313 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,876,815.71
Gerald Wallace – 13 seasons, 800 games, 1 all-star team, 59.6 Win Shares, $82,613,903 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,386,139.31
Samuel Dalembert – 12 seasons, 854 games, 51.0 Win Shares, $86,225,296 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,690,692.08
Jamaal Tinsley – 11 seasons, 547 games, 17.2 Win Shares, $39,960,706 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,323,296.86
Tony Parker – 13 seasons, 940 games, 6 all-star teams, 96.0 Win Shares, $107,446,521 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,119,234.59
Second Round
Trenton Hassell – 9 seasons, 644 games, 13.8 Win Shares, $27,583,931 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,998,835.58
Gilbert Arenas – 11 seasons, 552 games, 3 all-star teams, 51.3 Win Shares, $140,714,721 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,742,977.02
Omar Cook – 2 seasons, 22 games, -0.1 Win Shares, $292,230 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,922,300
Will Solomon – 2 seasons, 115 games, 0 Win Shares, $1,044,334 earned.
Terence Morris – 3 seasons, 139 games, 1.0 Win Shares, $1,768,245 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,768,245
Brian Scalabrine – 11 seasons, 520 games, 7.6 Win Shares, $20,126,688 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,648,248.42
Jeff Trepagnier – 3 seasons, 31 games, -0.2 Win Shares, $971,496 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $4,857,480
Damone Brown – 4 seasons, 39 games, -0.7 Win Shares, $535,325 earned.
Mehmet Okur – 10 seasons, 634 games, 1 all-star team, 54.7 Win Shares, $72,935,000 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,333,363.80
Earl Watson – 13 seasons, 878 games, 19.2 Win Shares, $42,771,079 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,227,660.36
Jamison Brewer – 4 seasons, 54 games, 0 Win Shares, $2,203,977 earned.
Bobby Simmons – 10 seasons, 466 games, 20.1 Win Shares, $50,395,842 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,507,255.82
Sean Lampley – 2 seasons, 45 games, 1.1 Win Shares, $438,822 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $398,929.09
Loren Woods – 6 seasons, 215 games, 3.1 Win Shares, $3,468,931 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,118,913.23
Antonis Fotsis – 1 season, 28 games, 0.1 Win Shares, $332,817 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,328,170
Ken Johnson – 1 seasons, 16 games, 0 Win Shares, $349,458 earned.
Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje – 3 seasons, 44 games, 0.2 Win Shares, $1,508,931 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $7,544,655
Alton Ford – 3 seasons, 73 games, 0.8 Win Shares, $1,431,334 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,789,167.50
Jarron Collins – 10 seasons, 542 games, 15.7 Win Shares, $15,008,171 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $955,934.46
Kenny Satterfield – 2 seasons, 75 games, -1.1 Win Shares, $845,252 earned.
Alvin Jones – 1 season, 23 games, 0.1 Win Shares, $332,817 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,328,170

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