Like every NBA fan, you've probably spent countless hours debating and dissecting the draft. But here at Insider, we've decided to end these endless arguments. If you're just joining us now, using John Hollinger's estimated wins added (EWA) stat, trusty researcher Tom Haberstroh came up with a list of the average value of each draft pick dating back to 1989 (check out his methodology). He then took each player's EWA and calculated how much better or worse he performed relative to what should have been expected (eEWA). To calculate eEWA, he averaged the EWA of all the players taken at each spot since 1989. Here's what he found:
2hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com
9hPhotography by Joe Amon
18hJoshua Wye and Joshua Wootton
2dDon Van Natta Jr.
4dPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo