NBA Player Value Per Win Shares and Contracts: Part IX: 2008 NBA Draft


Kevin Love leads the draft class with Win Shares at 47 over his six-year career. (Photo credit to sports.cbsimg.net)

Here are the results for the 2008 NBA Draft Class!

Average career length for lottery pick (14 players, 78 seasons) =
Average career length of other first rounders (16 players, 86 seasons) =
Average career length of first rounders total (30 players, 164 seasons) = 5.467 seasons
Percentage of first rounders being an all-star (12 all-star seasons, 164 seasons) =0.07%
Average career length of second rounders (20 players, 64 seasons) = 3.2 seasons
Percentage of second rounders being an all-star (0 all-star seasons, 64 seasons) =
Total percentage of all-star seasons in draft class (12 all-star seasons, 228 seasons) = 0.05%
Total amount of games played by lottery picks = 4,793 games
Total amount of games played by other first rounders = 5,311 games
Total amount of games played by second rounders = 3,261 games
Total amount of games played by draft class = 13,365 games
Percent of total games played by lottery picks = 35.9%
Percent of total games played by other first rounders = 39.7%
Percent of total games played by all first rounders = 75.6%
Percent of total games played by second rounders = 24.4%
Total amount of money made by lottery picks = $402,137,672
Total amount of money made by other first rounders = $259,632,605
Total money made by all first rounders = $661,770,247
Total money made by second rounders = $150,611,334
Total money made by the draft class = $812,381,581
Money-made average per lottery pick = $28,724,119.43
Total win shares produced by lottery picks = 293.3 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by rest of first round = 290.1 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by first round picks = 583.4 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by second round = 145.8 Win Shares
Total win shares produced by entire draft class = 729.2 Win Shares
Money made by all-stars = $217,932,428
Money made by non-all-stars = $594,449,153
Money paid-per win share of lottery picks = $1,371,079.69
Money paid-per win share of rest of first rounders = $894,976.23
Money paid-per win share of whole first round = $1,134,333.64
Money paid-per win share of second rounders = $1,032,999.55
Money paid-per win share of entire draft = $1,114,072.38

Lottery
Derrick Rose – 5 seasons, 289 games, 3 all-star teams, 29.8 Win Shares, $56,582,336 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,898,736.11
Michael Beasley – 6 seasons, 409 games, 10.3 Win Shares, $31,622,238 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,070,120.19
O.J. Mayo – 6 seasons, 435 games, 19.1 Win Shares, $30,149,437 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,578,540.55
Russell Westbrook – 6 seasons, 440 games, 3 all-star teams, 42.3 Win Shares, $44,712,112 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,057,023.92
Kevin Love – 6 seasons, 364 games, 3 all-star teams, 47.0 Win Shares, $43,175,357 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $918,624.62
Danilo Gallinari – 5 seasons, 285 games, 23.9 Win Shares, $33,043,227 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,382,561.80
Eric Gordon – 6 seasons, 311 games, 17.4 Win Shares, $40,243,538 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,312,847.01
Joe Alexander – 2 seasons, 67 games, 0.5 Win Shares, $5,076,945 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $10,093,890
D.J. Augustin – 6 seasons, 429 games, 23.7 Win Shares, $15,138,310 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $638,747.26
Brook Lopez – 6 seasons, 342 games, 1 all-star team, 31.6 Win Shares, $38,177,399 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,208,145.54
Jerryd Bayless – 6 seasons, 381 games, 13.0 Win Shares, $15,606,520 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,200,501.54
Jason Thompson – 6 seasons, 460 games, 19.8 Win Shares, $20,002,794 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,010,242.12
Brandon Rush – 6 seasons, 329 games, 9.1 Win Shares, $16,759,027 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,841,651.32
Anthony Randolph – 6 seasons, 252 games, 5.8 Win Shares, $11,848,432 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,042,833.10

First Round (15-30)
Robin Lopez – 6 seasons, 406 games, 23.1 Win Shares, $18,902,716 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $818,299.39
Marreese Speights – 6 seasons, 423 games, 15.3 Win Shares, $15,396,095 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,006,280.72
Roy Hibbert – 6 seasons, 457 games, 2 all-star teams, 27.7 Win Shares, $35,285,224 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,273,834.80
JaVale McGee – 6 seasons, 359 games, 18.3 Win Shares, $27,702,320 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,513,787.98
J.J. Hickson – 6 seasons, 426 games, 19.3 Win Shares, $15,792,137 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $818,245.44
Alexis Ajinca – 4 seasons, 127 games, 2.4 Win Shares, $4,116,240 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,715,100
Ryan Anderson – 6 seasons, 357 games, 29.7 Win Shares, $16,299,813 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $548,815.25
Courtney Lee – 6 seasons, 444 games, 21.4 Win Shares, $23,204,461 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,084,320.61
Kosta Koufos – 6 seasons, 343 games, 14.3 Win Shares, $11,899,792 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $832,153.29
Serge Ibaka – 5 seasons, 382 games, 36.5 Win Shares, $18,115,662 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $496,319.51
Nicolas Batum – 6 seasons, 410 games, 32.2 Win Shares, $27,656,775 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $858,906.06
George Hill – 6 seasons, 433 games, 36.4 Win Shares, $21,331,400 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $586,027.47
Darrell Arthur – 5 seasons, 315 games, 8.1 Win Shares, $11,416,339 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,409,424.57
Donte Greene – 4 seasons, 253 games, 1.5 Win Shares, $5,147,896 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,429,930.67
D.J. White – 6 seasons, 138 games, 3.8 Win Shares, $5,379,735 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,415,719.74
J.R. Giddens – 2 seasons, 38 games, 0.1 Win Shares, $1,986,000 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share 19,860,000

Round 2
Nikola Pekovic – 4 seasons, 228 games, 17.7 Win Shares, $25,440,800 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,437,333.33
Walter Sharpe – 1 season, 8 games, -0.1 Win Shares, $442,114 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $4,421,140
Joey Dorsey – 3 seasons, 61 games, 0.9 Win Shares, $2,551,889 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $2,835,432.22
Mario Chalmers – 6 seasons, 439 games, 25.1 Win Shares, $14,327,889 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $570,712.71
DeAndre Jordan – 6 seasons, 433 games, 30.8 Win Shares, $33,739,740 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,095,446.10
Omer Asik – 4 seasons, 278 games, 13.3 Win Shares, $20,327,792 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,528,405.41
Luc Mbah a Moute – 6 seasons, 399 games, 17.4 Win Shares, $16,731,385 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $961,573.85
Kyle Weaver – 3 seasons, 73 games, 1.5 Win Shares, $1,677,420 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,118,280
Sonny Weems – 3 seasons, 140 games, 0.6 Win Shares, $2,032,923 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $3,388,205
Chris Douglas-Roberts – 5 seasons, 210 games, 5.4 Win Shares, $2,105,692 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $389,942.96
Nathan Jawai – 2 seasons, 45 games, 0.2 Win Shares, $1,178,534 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $5,892,670
Sean Singletary – 1 season, 37 games, 0.0 Win Shares, $442,114 earned.
Patrick Ewing – 1 season, 7 games, -0.1 Win Shares, No data
Goran Dragic – 6 seasons, 424 games, 25.1 Win Shares, $22,616,000 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $901,035.86
Bill Walker – 4 seasons, 157 games, 4.5 Win Shares, $2,132,923 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $473,982.89
Malik Hairston – 2 seasons, 62 games, 0.8 Win Shares, $1,087,511 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,359,388.75
Darnell Jackson – 3 seasons, 138 games, 1.3 Win Shares, $2,040,809 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,569,853.08
Mike Taylor – 1 season, 51 games, -0.4 Win Shares, $500,000 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $1,250,000
Joe Crawford – 1 season, 2 games, 0.0 Win Shares, No data
Semih Erden – 2 seasons, 69 games, 1.8 Win Shares, $1,235,799 earned. Money earned-per 1 Win Share $684,888.33

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