NBA Player Value Per Win Shares and Contracts: Part V: 2004 NBA Draft Class


Dwight Howard was the head of this rookie class, and has been the most productive so far in terms of Win Shares and money earned. (photo credit to cdn.slamonline.com)

The 2004 NBA draft class is complete. I do say that some of the numbers I found are very surprising. Take a look for yourself, and keep in mind that a good number of these players are still playing.
Average career length for lottery pick (14 players, 116 seasons) = 8.29 seasons
Average career length of other first rounders (15 players, 111 seasons) = 7.4 seasons
Average career length of first rounders total (29 players, 225 seasons) = 7.76 seasons
Percentage of first rounders being an all-star (13 all-star seasons, 225 seasons) = 0.058%
Average career length of second rounders (17 players, 65 seasons) = 3.82 seasons
Percentage of second rounders being an all-star (0 all-star seasons, 65 seasons) = 0%
Total Percentage of all-star seasons in draft class (13 all-star seasons, 290 seasons) = 0.045%
Total amount of games played by lottery picks = 6,997 games
Total amount of games played by other first rounders = 6,672 games
Total amount of games played by second rounders = 3,024 games
Total amount of games played by draft class = 16,693 games
Percent of total games played by lottery picks = 41.9%
Percent of total games played by other first rounders = 40%
Percent of total games played by all first rounders = 81.9%
Percent of total games played by second rounders = 18.1%
Total amount of money made by lottery picks = $728,262,625
Total amount of money made by other first rounders = $458,818,539
Total money made by all first rounders = $1,187,081,164
Total money made by second rounders = $161,270,944
Total money made by the draft class = $1,348,352,108
Money-made average per lottery pick = $52,018,758.93
Total win shares produced by lottery picks = 457 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by rest of first round = 372.8 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by first round picks = 829.8 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by second round = 109.8 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by entire draft class = 939.6 Win Shares
Money made by all-stars = $400,418,066
Money made by non-all-stars = $947,934,042
Money paid-per win share of lottery picks = $1,593,572.48
Money paid-per win share of rest of first rounders = $1,230,736.42
Money paid-per win share of whole first round = $1,430,562.98
Money paid-per win share of second rounders = $1,468,769.98
Money paid-per win share of entire draft = $1,435,027.79

Lottery
Dwight Howard – 10 seasons, 768 games, 8 all-star teams, 103.1 Win Shares, $123,289,952 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,195,828.83
Emeka Okafor – 9 seasons, 590 games, 44.3 Win Shares, $89,578,416 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,022,086.14
Ben Gordon – 10 seasons, 688 games, 33.0 Win Shares, $80,117,019 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,427,788.45
Shaun Livingston – 9 seasons, 466 games, 15.6 Win Shares, $25,133,203 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,611,102.76
Devin Harris – 10 seasons, 641 games, 1 all-star team, 42.0 Win Shares, $57,109,722 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,359,755.29
Josh Childress – 8 seasons, 391 games, 25.7 Win Shares, $31,540,403 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,227,253.04
Luol Deng – 10 seasons, 677 games, 2 all-star teams, 60.6 Win Shares, $81,657,524 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,347,483.89
Rafael Araujo – 3 seasons, 139 games, -0.4 Win Shares, $6,716,880 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $16,792,200
Andre Iguodala – 10 seasons, 758 games, 1 all-star team, 72.6 Win Shares, $86,192,891 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1.187,229.90
Luke Jackson – 4 seasons, 73 games, 0.2 Win Shares, $6,185,276 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $30,926,380
Andris Biedrins – 10 seasons, 516 games, 30.7 Win Shares, $62,208,776 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,026,344.50
Robert Swift – 4 seasons, 97 games, 1.7 Win Shares, $11,473,684 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $6,740,225.88
Sebastian Telfair – 9 seasons, 548 games, 4.6 Win Shares, $18,158,646 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,947,531.74
Kris Humphries – 10 seasons, 627 games, 23.3 Win Shares, $48,900,233 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,098,722.45
First round (15-29)
Al Jefferson – 10 seasons, 701 games, 59.6 Win Shares, $85,519,285 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,434,887.33
Kirk Snyder – 4 seasons, 211 games, 4.5 Win Shares, $6,670,033 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,482,229.56
Josh Smith – 10 seasons, 753 games, 48.7 Win Shares, $77,839,623 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,598,349.55
J.R. Smith – 10 seasons, 692 games, 35.2 Win Shares, $34,030,390 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $966,772.44
Dorell Wright – 10 seasons, 501 games, 24.3 Win Shares, $25,548,621 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,051,383.58
Jameer Nelson – 10 season, 651 games, 1 all-star team, 43.0 Win Shares, $52,167,977 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,213,208.77
Pavel Podkolzin – 2 seasons, 6 games, -0.1 Win Shares, $2,803,440 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $28,034,400
Viktor Khryapa – 4 seasons, 143 games, 2.0 Win Shares, $5,216,358 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,608,179
Sergei Monia – 1 season, 26 games, -0.2 Win Shares, $1,116,400 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $5,582,000
Delonte West – 8 seasons, 432 games, 24.5 Win Shares, $16,232,536 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $662,552.49
Tony Allen – 10 seasons, 600 games, 29.0 Win Shares, $23,721,419 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $817,979.97
Kevin Martin – 10 seasons, 620 games, 58.2 Win Shares, $65,120,466 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,118,908.35
Sasha Vujacic – 8 seasons, 478 games, 14.8 Win Shares, $19,488,151 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,316,766.96
Beno Udrih – 10 seasons, 669 games, 26.1 Win Shares, $38,914,924 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,490,993.26
David Harrison – 4 seasons, 189 games, 3.2 Win Shares, $4,428,916 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,384,036.25
Round 2
Anderson Varejao – 10 seasons, 534 games, 43.3 Win Shares, $52,427,244 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,210,790.85
Jackson Vroman – 2 seasons, 87 games, 0.0 Win Shares, $1,067,328 earned
Peter John Ramos – 1 season, 6 games, 0.0 Win Shares, $1,644,776 earned.
Lionel Chalmers – 1 season, 36 games, -0.2 Win Shares, $1,132,050 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $5,660,250
Donta Smith – 2 seasons, 61 games, 0.5 Win Shares, $1,066,748 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,133,496
Andre Emmett – 2 seasons, 14 games, 0.1 Win Shares, $1,088,458 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $10,884,580
Antonio Burks – 2 seasons, 81 games, 0.1 Win Shares, $1,027,025 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $10,270,250
Royal Ivey – 10 seasons, 492 games, 4.5 Win Shares, $8,165,468 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,814,548.44
Chris Duhon – 10 seasons, 606 games, 25.0 Win Shares, $33,074,077 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,322,963.08
Justin Reed – 3 seasons, 136 games, 0.5 Win Shares, $5,336,525 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $10,673,050
Trevor Ariza – 10 seasons, 632 games, 34.1 Win Shares, $44,320,528 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,299,713.43
Bernard Robinson – 3 seasons, 128 games, 2.0 Win Shares, $3,107,025 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,553,512.50
Ha Seung-Jin – 2 seasons, 46 games, -0.2 Win Shares, $1,386,299 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $6,931,495
Pape Sow – 3 seasons, 76 games, 0.8 Win Shares, $1,771,576 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,214,470
Vassilis Spanoulis – 1 season, 31 games, -0.1 Win Shares, $3,744,000 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $37,440,000
Matt Freije – 2 seasons, 42 games, -0.6 Win Shares, $526,540 earned.
Luis Flores – 1 season, 16 games, 0.0 Win Shares, $385,277 earned.

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