Since the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft was pretty horrendous through and through, there wasn’t much to brag about in the honorable mention category outside of the lottery picks. But there are a few names that stick out for various reasons, including solid contributions off the bench for five or six years at least.
Jordan Farmar, Point Guard
Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar was picked up out of the UCLA Bruins basketball program in the first round of the 2006 draft, 26th overall. The Lakers did snag a two-time NBA Champion that played in five seasons with them. He would tally up 13.9 win shares and a 3.7 value over replacement player rating over the course of a decade in the NBA, which came with five different teams.
Shannon Brown, Shooting Guard
One of the most entertaining and bouncy guards to watch in this draft class is the former Michigan State Spartans shooting guard Shannon Brown. Selected with the 25th overall pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up Brown who would play in more than 400 regular season games with 9.2 career win shares.
Randy Foye, Combo Guard
The player amid the honorable mention section that played in the most regular season games in his NBA career is the former Villanova Wildcats combo guard Randy Foye. Playing in more than 750 regular season games, the seventh overall pick of the 2006 draft of the Boston Celtics racked up 23.5 career win shares.
Daniel Gibson, Shooting Guard
Farmar and former Texas Longhorns guard Daniel Gibson were two players that would be best served playing in the NBA now. Gibson was a career 40.7 percent three-point shooter that played in 397 career games and raked in 16.0 win shares. He was originally selected by the Cavaliers 42nd overall in the 2006 draft.