2006 NBA draft

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2006 NBA Draft
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General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)June 28, 2006
Location Madison Square Garden (New York City, New York)
Network(s) ESPN
Overview
60 total selections in 2 rounds
LeagueNBA
First selection Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors)
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2007  

The 2006 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2006, at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. This was also the only time the New Orleans Hornets would draft under the temporary name of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets as the city of New Orleans was still recovering from the events of Hurricane Katrina after the 2005-06 NBA season.

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Italian Andrea Bargnani was selected first overall by Toronto Raptors, who won the draft lottery. [1] He became the second player without competitive experience in the United States to be drafted first overall. Prior to the draft he was playing with Italian club Benetton Treviso for 3 years. [2] Sixth overall pick Brandon Roy from University of Washington was named Rookie of the Year for the 2006–07 season. [3] Roy was originally drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves but his draft rights were traded to Portland Trail Blazers on draft day. Portland also acquired the draft rights to second overall pick from University of Texas, LaMarcus Aldridge from Chicago Bulls on draft day. [4]

The University of Connecticut had four players selected in the first round, tying the record set by Duke University in 1999 and the University of North Carolina in 2005. [5] These players were Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams, and Josh Boone. With Denham Brown also selected in the second round, Connecticut became the first school ever to have five players selected in a two-round draft. [6] Connecticut joined eight other schools that had five players selected in a single draft, second only to the UNLV, who had six players selected in the eight-round 1977 draft. [7] With LaMarcus Aldridge retiring due to health concerns [8] in the middle of the 2020–21 NBA season, only six players from this draft are still currently on an NBA roster: Rudy Gay, JJ Redick, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry, P. J. Tucker, and Paul Millsap.

Draft selections

LaMarcus Aldridge was selected 2nd overall by the Chicago Bulls (traded to the Portland Trail Blazers). LaMarcus Aldridge1.jpg
LaMarcus Aldridge was selected 2nd overall by the Chicago Bulls (traded to the Portland Trail Blazers).
Brandon Roy was selected 6th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to the Portland Trail Blazers). Brandon Roy Wizards.jpg
Brandon Roy was selected 6th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to the Portland Trail Blazers).
Rajon Rondo was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns (traded to the Boston Celtics). Rajon Rondo Media Day.jpg
Rajon Rondo was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns (traded to the Boston Celtics).
Kyle Lowry was selected 24th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies. Kyle Lowry (17283761882).jpg
Kyle Lowry was selected 24th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Paul Millsap was selected 47th overall by the Utah Jazz. Paul Millsap Atlanta Hawks cropped.jpg
Paul Millsap was selected 47th overall by the Utah Jazz.
RoundPickPlayerPositionNationality [n 1] TeamSchool/club team
11 Andrea Bargnani PFFlag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy Toronto Raptors Benetton Treviso (Italy)
12 LaMarcus Aldridge *PFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Bulls (from New York, traded to Portland) [o] [a] Texas (So.)
13 Adam Morrison SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Bobcats Gonzaga (Jr.)
14 Tyrus Thomas PFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Chicago) [a] LSU (Fr.)
15 Shelden Williams PFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Hawks Duke (Sr.)
16 Brandon Roy *~SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Portland) [b] Washington (Sr.)
17 Randy Foye SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Celtics (traded to Minnesota via Portland) [b] Villanova (Sr.)
18 Rudy Gay SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Rockets (traded to Memphis) [c] Connecticut (So.)
19 Patrick O'Bryant CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Golden State Warriors Bradley (So.)
110 Mouhamed Sene CFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Seattle SuperSonics Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
111 J. J. Redick SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Orlando Magic Duke (Sr.)
112 Hilton Armstrong CFlag of the United States.svg  United States New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Connecticut (Sr.)
113 Thabo Sefolosha SGFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Chicago) [d] Angelico Biella (Italy)
114 Ronnie Brewer SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Jazz Arkansas (Jr.)
115 Cedric Simmons SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (from Milwaukee) [p] NC State (So.)
116 Rodney Carney SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Philadelphia) [d] Memphis (Sr.)
117 Shawne Williams PFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Pacers Memphis (Fr.)
118 Oleksiy Pecherov CFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Washington Wizards BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
119 Quincy Douby GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Kings Rutgers (Jr.)
120 Renaldo Balkman FFlag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico New York Knicks (from Denver via New Jersey and Toronto) [q] South Carolina (Jr.)
121 Rajon Rondo *PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers via Boston and Atlanta, traded to Boston) [r] [e] Kentucky (So.)
122 Marcus Williams GFlag of the United States.svg  United States New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Clippers via Orlando and Denver) [s] Connecticut (Jr.)
123 Josh Boone FFlag of the United States.svg  United States New Jersey Nets Connecticut (Jr.)
124 Kyle Lowry *PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Memphis Grizzlies Villanova (So.)
125 Shannon Brown GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Michigan State (Jr.)
126 Jordan Farmar GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Miami) [t] UCLA (So.)
127 Sergio Rodríguez GFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Phoenix Suns (traded to Portland) [f] Adecco Estudiantes (Spain)
128 Maurice Ager GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Mavericks Michigan State (Sr.)
129 Mardy Collins GFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Knicks (from San Antonio) [u] Temple (Sr.)
130 Joel Freeland FFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit via Utah) [v] Gran Canaria (Spain)
231 James White GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Indiana) [g] Cincinnati (Sr.)
232 Steve Novak SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Rockets (from New York) [w] Marquette (Sr.)
233 Solomon Jones FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Hawks South Florida (Sr.)
234 Paul Davis CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte) [x] Michigan State (Sr.)
235 P.J. Tucker FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Toronto Raptors Texas (Jr.)
236 Craig Smith FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Boston) [y] Boston College (Sr.)
237 Bobby Jones FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Philadelphia) [h] Washington (Sr.)
238 Kosta Perović CFlag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg  Serbia Golden State Warriors Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
239 David Noel FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston) [z] North Carolina (Sr.)
240 Denham Brown #GFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Seattle SuperSonics Connecticut (Sr.)
241 James Augustine FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Orlando Magic Illinois (Sr.)
242 Daniel Gibson GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Philadelphia) [aa] Texas (So.)
243 Marcus Vinicius FFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Objetivo São Carlos (Brazil)
244 Lior Eliyahu #FFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Orlando Magic (from Milwaukee via Cleveland, traded to Houston) [ab] [i] Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel)
245 Alexander Johnson FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Pacers (traded to Memphis via Portland) [g] Florida State (Jr.)
246 Dee Brown GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Jazz (from Chicago via Houston) [ac] Illinois (Sr.)
247 Paul Millsap +PFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Jazz Louisiana Tech (Jr.)
248 Vladimir Veremeenko #FFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Washington Wizards Dynamo St. Petersburg (Russia)
249 Leon Powe FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Denver Nuggets (traded to Boston) [j] California (Jr.)
250 Ryan Hollins CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from Sacramento) [ad] UCLA (Sr.)
251 Cheikh Samb CFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Los Angeles Lakers (traded to Detroit) [k] WTC Cornellà (Spain)
252 Guillermo Diaz GFlag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico Los Angeles Clippers Miami (FL) (Jr.)
253 Yotam Halperin #GFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Seattle SuperSonics (from Memphis) [ae] Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
254 Hassan Adams GFlag of the United States.svg  United States New Jersey Nets Arizona (Sr.)
255 Ejike Ugboaja #FFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Cleveland Cavaliers Union Bank Lagos (Nigeria)
256 Edin Bavčić #FFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Toronto Raptors (from Miami via Boston and New Orleans/Oklahoma City, traded to Philadelphia) [af] [l] ASA BH Telecom (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
257 Loukas Mavrokefalidis #CFlag of Greece.svg  Greece Minnesota Timberwolves (from Phoenix) [ag] PAOK (Greece)
258 J. R. Pinnock #GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Mavericks (traded to L.A. Lakers) [m] George Washington (Jr.)
259 Damir Markota FFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia San Antonio Spurs (traded to Milwaukee) [n] Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
260 Will Blalock GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Pistons Iowa State (Jr.)
  1. Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

Notable undrafted players

Some of these players not selected in this year's draft have played in the NBA.

PlayerPositionNationalitySchool/club team
Louis Amundson FFlag of the United States.svg  United States UNLV (Sr.)
José Juan Barea PGFlag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico Northeastern (Sr.)
Cedric Bozeman G/FFlag of the United States.svg  United States UCLA (Sr.)
Chris Copeland SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Colorado (Sr.)
Thomas Gardner SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Missouri (Jr.)
Chris Hunter CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Michigan (Jr.)
Dontell Jefferson SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Arkansas (Sr.)
Eugene Jeter PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Portland (Sr.)
Tarence Kinsey SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States South Carolina (Sr.)
Pops Mensah-Bonsu PFFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom George Washington (Sr.)
Larry Owens SF/SGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Oral Roberts (Sr.)
Chris Quinn PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Notre Dame (Sr.)
Allan Ray SG/PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Villanova (Sr.)
Jeremy Richardson SG/SFFlag of the United States.svg  United States Delta State (Sr.)
Walker Russell Jr. PGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Jacksonville State (Sr.)
C. J. Watson GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Tennessee (Sr.)

Eligibility

The new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) took into effect starting in this year's draft. Under the new agreement, high school players were not eligible for selection. The new rules stated that high school players must wait one year after their high school class graduates and must be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the draft. [9] [10]

The basic requirements for draft eligibility are:

The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U.S. for three years before the draft, did not complete high school in the U.S., and have never enrolled at a U.S. college or university. [11]

The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility. [12] Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1984, for the 2006 draft). [13]

A player who is not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft. [14] [15] [16] An early entry candidate is allowed to withdraw his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 10 days before the draft. [17] On June 19, 2006, NBA announced that 37 college players and 10 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the 2006 Draft, while 47 players who had previously declared as early entry candidates had withdrawn from the draft. [18]

Draft lottery

The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the playoffs; the order was determined through a lottery. The lottery would determine the three teams that would obtain the first three picks on the draft. The remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. On April 20, 2007, the NBA performed a tie-breaker to determine the order of the picks for teams with identical win-loss record. [19]

The 2006 Draft Lottery was held on May 23, 2006, in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Toronto Raptors, who had the fifth-worst record, won the lottery with just 8.8% chance to win. The Chicago Bulls, who acquired the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick from a previous trade, landed the second overall pick. The Portland Trail Blazers who had the best chance to land the top pick fell out of the top three and had to settle with 4th pick. Portland's 4th pick was the lowest possible pick that Portland could obtained through the lottery. [20]

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2006 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places: [21] [22]

^Denotes the actual lottery results
Team 2005–06
record
Lottery
chances
Pick
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th
Portland Trail Blazers 21–61250.250.215.177.358^
New York Knicks [a] 23–59199.199.188^.171.319.124
Charlotte Bobcats 26–56138.138.142.145^.238.290.045
Atlanta Hawks 26–56137.137.142.145.085.323^.156.013
Toronto Raptors 27–5588.088^.096.106.262.359.084.004
Minnesota Timberwolves 33–4953.053.060.070.440^.330.045.001
Boston Celtics 33–4953.053.060.070.573^.226.018.000
Houston Rockets 34–4823.023.027.032.725^.184.009.000
Golden State Warriors 34–4822.022.026.031.797^.121.004.000
Seattle SuperSonics 35–4711.011.013.016.870^.089.002.000
Orlando Magic 36–468.008.009.012.908^.063.001.000
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 38–447.007.008.010.935^.039.000
Philadelphia 76ers 38–446.006.007.009.960^.018
Utah Jazz 41–415.005.006.007.982^

^  a: New York Knicks' pick was conveyed to the Chicago Bulls . [o]

Trades involving draft picks

Draft-day trades

Rajon Rondo, the 21st pick of the Phoenix Suns and was traded to the Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo.jpg
Rajon Rondo, the 21st pick of the Phoenix Suns and was traded to the Boston Celtics

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.

Pre-draft trades

Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

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