Re-drafting the 2006 NBA Draft Lottery picks

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118. Steve Novak. player. Power Forward. Original: 32nd-Rockets. 14. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

One of the true journeymen in the NBA over the course of the last two decades is the former second round 2006 draft pick of the Houston Rockets and 6-foot-10 power forward Steve Novak. In his NBA career that spanned one decade, Novak played for nine different teams and 467 regular season games.

The former Marquette Golden Eagles forward was a really good three-point shooter for being nearly a seven-footer and a big. Novak shot 43 percent from beyond the arc in his career and racked up a player efficiency rating of 12.7 to go along with 14.5 win shares. The Utah Jazz nab him with the final pick in the lottery.

JJ Barea. player. 93. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Original: Undrafted. 13. Point Guard

The first player in this 2006 re-draft that originally was signed out of college as an undrafted free agent is the veteran point guard J.J. Barea. The 5-foot-10 and 185 pound floor general is a product of Northeastern University, and has now played in well over 800 regular season games. He’s even played in 26 games with the Dallas Mavericks in the current season.

Barea now has a career player efficiency rating of 14.5, 23.8 win shares, and a value over replacement player rating of 5.4. He also has a rather serviceable career box plus/minus rating of 0.8. This Mavs fan favorite is a good pickup for the Philadelphia 76ers, who land a valuable piece to the back end of their bench at No. 13.

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