Re-drafting the 2006 NBA Draft Lottery picks

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12. player. Scouting Report. Original: Undrafted. C.J. Watson. Point Guard. 69. Pick Analysis

At the time, this pick would’ve gone to the Oklahoma City Hornets, who had to relocate from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. OKC was a friendly home to star point guard Chris Paul and the Hornets for one season, and this team gets another solid pickup in the 2006 NBA Re-draft in the form of the formerly undrafted 6-foot-2 and 175 pound point guard C.J. Watson.

Although he played as a combo guard for much of his NBA career, Watson could also play at the point guard position. He spent most of his career (two or three seasons each) with four different teams, including the Bulls and Indiana Pacers. He raked in 24.1 career win shares.

Watson was a product of the Tennessee Volunteers basketball program and played in exactly 600 regular season games. The Golden State Warriors were the first team to sign him, and he made his NBA debut during the 2007-08 season.

Scouting Report. Shooting Guard/Small Forward. Original: 14th-Jazz. Ronnie Brewer. player. Pick Analysis. 11. 38

The 6-foot-7 and 220 pound former Arkansas Razorbacks wing Ronnie Brewer brought mixed results as a career journeyman in the NBA. He was originally selected in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft, 14th overall by the Jazz. Brewer spent about three and a half seasons with the Jazz in the beginning of his career.

Moreover, Brewer would play in just over 500 regular season games. He spent his career with five different teams, and rack up more than 30 career win shares. Brewer also registered .127 win shares per 48 minutes, 1.6 box plus/minus rating, and a 10.6 value over replacement player rating.

The Orlando Magic would be able to add wing depth with this re-draft, from a player that definitely had some valuable season in about a decade in the NBA.

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