Re-drafting the 2006 NBA Draft Lottery picks

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Pick Analysis. Kyle Lowry. 24. player. Scouting Report. Point Guard. Original: 24th-Grizzlies. 2

Former 6-foot and 195 pound Villanova point guard Kyle Lowry just really upped his value in this 2006 NBA Re-draft, after winning his first title last year with the Raptors. Lowry was originally picked by the Grizzlies with the 24th overall pick in the 2006 draft. But his career really took off when he was picked up by the Raptors in 2012.

Lowry goes to the Bulls in this re-draft, and immediately adds value to their backcourt rotation. The Bulls are getting a six-time All-Star selection, 2015-16 All-NBA honoree, and 2019 NBA Champion. Lowry also has better than an 85 percent chance of making the Hall-of-Fame (per Basketball Reference indicators).

Lowry registered 93.5 career win shares, .157 win shares per 48 minutes, 38.0 value over replacement player rating, 56.5 true shooting percentage, and 3.2 box plus/minus rating.

LaMarcus Aldridge. 1. 81. Pick Analysis. Power Forward. Original: 2nd-Bulls. player. Scouting Report

In this NBA re-draft, the Raptors scrap the original first overall pick they had with Bargnani and try their hand with the seven-time All-Star selection and former Longhorn LaMarcus Aldridge. The Bulls originally picked Aldridge with the second overall pick in the 2006 draft, and promptly dished him out to the Trail Blazers.

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Most of the success that Aldridge saw in his career to date came with the Blazers, but some did come under head coach Gregg Popovich with the Spurs. Aldridge registered 111.4 career win shares, 32.4 value over replacement player rating, 1.7 box plus/minus rating, .155 win shares per 48 minutes, and a 54.3 true shooting percentage.

To add to that, Aldridge is a five-time All-NBA selection and was a member of the 2006-07 All-Rookie Team. He’s also got better than a 50 percent chance at getting Hall-of-Fame honors.

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