|2006 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 28, 2006|
|Time||7:30 pm (EDT)|
|Location||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York|
|First selection||Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors|
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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.
Italian Andrea Bargnani was selected first overall by Toronto Raptors, who won the draft lottery. 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. Sixth overall pick Brandon Roy from University of Washington was named Rookie of the Year for the 2006–07 season. 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.
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. 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. 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.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|~||Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year|
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality[n 1]||Team||School/club team|
|1||1||Andrea Bargnani||PF||Italy||Toronto Raptors||Benetton Treviso (Italy)|
|1||2||LaMarcus Aldridge*||PF||United States||Chicago Bulls (from New York, traded to Portland)[o][a]||Texas (So.)|
|1||3||Adam Morrison||SF||United States||Charlotte Bobcats||Gonzaga (Jr.)|
|1||4||Tyrus Thomas||PF||United States||Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Chicago)[a]||LSU (Fr.)|
|1||5||Shelden Williams||PF||United States||Atlanta Hawks||Duke (Sr.)|
|1||6||Brandon Roy*~||SG||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Portland)[b]||Washington (Sr.)|
|1||7||Randy Foye||SG||United States||Boston Celtics (traded to Minnesota via Portland)[b]||Villanova (Sr.)|
|1||8||Rudy Gay||SF||United States||Houston Rockets (traded to Memphis)[c]||Connecticut (So.)|
|1||9||Patrick O'Bryant||C||United States||Golden State Warriors||Bradley (So.)|
|1||10||Mouhamed Sene||C||Senegal||Seattle SuperSonics||Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)|
|1||11||J. J. Redick||SG||United States||Orlando Magic||Duke (Sr.)|
|1||12||Hilton Armstrong||C||United States||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets||Connecticut (Sr.)|
|1||13||Thabo Sefolosha||SG|| Switzerland
|Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Chicago)[d]||Angelico Biella (Italy)|
|1||14||Ronnie Brewer||SG||United States||Utah Jazz||Arkansas (Jr.)|
|1||15||Cedric Simmons||SF||United States||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (from Milwaukee)[p]||NC State (So.)|
|1||16||Rodney Carney||SF||United States||Chicago Bulls (traded to Philadelphia)[d]||Memphis (Sr.)|
|1||17||Shawne Williams||PF||United States||Indiana Pacers||Memphis (Fr.)|
|1||18||Oleksiy Pecherov||C||Ukraine||Washington Wizards||BC Kyiv (Ukraine)|
|1||19||Quincy Douby||G||United States||Sacramento Kings||Rutgers (Jr.)|
|1||20||Renaldo Balkman||F||Puerto Rico||New York Knicks (from Denver via New Jersey and Toronto)[q]||South Carolina (Jr.)|
|1||21||Rajon Rondo*||PG||United States||Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers via Boston and Atlanta, traded to Boston)[r][e]||Kentucky (So.)|
|1||22||Marcus Williams||G||United States||New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Clippers via Orlando and Denver)[s]||Connecticut (Jr.)|
|1||23||Josh Boone||F||United States||New Jersey Nets||Connecticut (Jr.)|
|1||24||Kyle Lowry*||PG||United States||Memphis Grizzlies||Villanova (So.)|
|1||25||Shannon Brown||G||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers||Michigan State (Jr.)|
|1||26||Jordan Farmar||G||United States||Los Angeles Lakers (from Miami)[t]||UCLA (So.)|
|1||27||Sergio Rodríguez||G||Spain||Phoenix Suns (traded to Portland)[f]||Adecco Estudiantes (Spain)|
|1||28||Maurice Ager||G||United States||Dallas Mavericks||Michigan State (Sr.)|
|1||29||Mardy Collins||G||United States||New York Knicks (from San Antonio)[u]||Temple (Sr.)|
|1||30||Joel Freeland||F||United Kingdom||Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit via Utah)[v]||Gran Canaria (Spain)|
|2||31||James White||G||United States||Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Indiana)[g]||Cincinnati (Sr.)|
|2||32||Steve Novak||SF||United States||Houston Rockets (from New York)[w]||Marquette (Sr.)|
|2||33||Solomon Jones||F||United States||Atlanta Hawks||South Florida (Sr.)|
|2||34||Paul Davis||C||United States||Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte)[x]||Michigan State (Sr.)|
|2||35||P.J. Tucker||F||United States||Toronto Raptors||Texas (Jr.)|
|2||36||Craig Smith||F||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Boston)[y]||Boston College (Sr.)|
|2||37||Bobby Jones||F||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Philadelphia)[h]||Washington (Sr.)|
|2||38||Kosta Perović||C||Serbia||Golden State Warriors||Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)|
|2||39||David Noel||F||United States||Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston)[z]||North Carolina (Sr.)|
|2||40||Denham Brown#||G||Canada||Seattle SuperSonics||Connecticut (Sr.)|
|2||41||James Augustine||F||United States||Orlando Magic||Illinois (Sr.)|
|2||42||Daniel Gibson||G||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (from Philadelphia)[aa]||Texas (So.)|
|2||43||Marcus Vinicius||F||Brazil||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets||Objetivo São Carlos (Brazil)|
|2||44||Lior Eliyahu#||F||Israel||Orlando Magic (from Milwaukee via Cleveland, traded to Houston)[ab][i]||Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel)|
|2||45||Alexander Johnson||F||United States||Indiana Pacers (traded to Memphis via Portland)[g]||Florida State (Jr.)|
|2||46||Dee Brown||G||United States||Utah Jazz (from Chicago via Houston)[ac]||Illinois (Sr.)|
|2||47||Paul Millsap+||PF||United States||Utah Jazz||Louisiana Tech (Jr.)|
|2||48||Vladimir Veremeenko#||F||Belarus||Washington Wizards||Dynamo St. Petersburg (Russia)|
|2||49||Leon Powe||F||United States||Denver Nuggets (traded to Boston)[j]||California (Jr.)|
|2||50||Ryan Hollins||C||United States||Charlotte Bobcats (from Sacramento)[ad]||UCLA (Sr.)|
|2||51||Cheikh Samb||C||Senegal||Los Angeles Lakers (traded to Detroit)[k]||WTC Cornellà (Spain)|
|2||52||Guillermo Diaz||G||Puerto Rico||Los Angeles Clippers||Miami (FL) (Jr.)|
|2||53||Yotam Halperin#||G||Israel||Seattle SuperSonics (from Memphis)[ae]||Union Olimpija (Slovenia)|
|2||54||Hassan Adams||G||United States||New Jersey Nets||Arizona (Sr.)|
|2||55||Ejike Ugboaja#||F||Nigeria||Cleveland Cavaliers||Union Bank Lagos (Nigeria)|
|2||56||Edin Bavčić#||F||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)|
|2||57||Loukas Mavrokefalidis#||C||Greece||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Phoenix)[ag]||PAOK (Greece)|
|2||58||J. R. Pinnock#||G||United States||Dallas Mavericks (traded to L.A. Lakers)[m]||George Washington (Jr.)|
|2||59||Damir Markota||F||Croatia||San Antonio Spurs (traded to Milwaukee)[n]||Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)|
|2||60||Will Blalock||G||United States||Detroit Pistons||Iowa State (Jr.)|
Some of these players not selected in this year's draft have played in the NBA.
|Louis Amundson||F||United States||UNLV (Sr.)|
|José Juan Barea||PG||Puerto Rico||Northeastern (Sr.)|
|Cedric Bozeman||G/F||United States||UCLA (Sr.)|
|Chris Copeland||SF||United States||Colorado (Sr.)|
|Thomas Gardner||SG||United States||Missouri (Jr.)|
|Dontell Jefferson||SG||United States||Arkansas (Sr.)|
|Eugene Jeter||PG||United States||Portland (Sr.)|
|Tarence Kinsey||SG||United States||South Carolina (Sr.)|
|Pops Mensah-Bonsu||PF||United Kingdom||George Washington (Sr.)|
|Larry Owens||SF/SG||United States||Oral Roberts (Sr.)|
|Chris Quinn||PG||United States||Notre Dame (Sr.)|
|Allan Ray||SG/PG||United States||Villanova (Sr.)|
|Jeremy Richardson||SG/SF||United States||Delta State (Sr.)|
|Walker Russell Jr.||PG||United States||Jacksonville State (Sr.)|
|C. J. Watson||G||United States||Tennessee (Sr.)|
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.
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.
The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility. 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).
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
|^||Denotes the actual lottery results|
|Portland Trail Blazers||21–61||250||.250||.215||.177||.358^||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|New York Knicksa[›]||23–59||199||.199||.188^||.171||.319||.124||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Golden State Warriors||34–48||22||.022||.026||.031||—||—||—||—||—||.797^||.121||.004||.000||—||—|
|New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets||38–44||7||.007||.008||.010||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||.935^||.039||.000|
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.
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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