2006 NBA Draft Picks: Top 20 Basketball Players

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Year after year, prominent NBA players emerge and leave the arena of basketball, making their names memorable. Those famous players spread their fame during their respective tenures. Thus, the players who made their names memorable in the field of the NBA in 2006 are given below.

20 Best Basketball Players Drafted in 2006

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievement
LaMarcus AldridgeLaMarcus Aldridge 37 Chicago Bulls 1st 2nd Center / Power forward
  • 7× NBA All-Star
  • 3× All-NBA Third Team
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
Tyrus ThomasTyrus Thomas 36 Portland Trail Blazers 1st 4th Power forward / Center
  • Second-team All-SEC
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Shelden WilliamsShelden Williams 38 Atlanta Hawks 1st 5th Power forward / Center
  • Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2× NABC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Third-team All-American
Randy FoyeRandy Foye 38 Boston Celtics 1st 7th Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Big East Player of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Thabo SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha 38 Philadelphia 76ers 1st 13th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • French League All-Star
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Ronnie BrewerRonnie Brewer 37 Utah Jazz 1st 14th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2× First-team All-SEC
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American
JJ RedickJJ Redick 38 Orlando Magic 1st 11th Shooting guard
  • Inducted in VHSL Hall of Fame
  • 2× Rupp Trophy
  • National college player of the year
Shawne WilliamsShawne Williams 36 Indiana Pacers 1st 17th Small forward / Power forward N/A
Jordan FarmarJordan Farmar 35 Los Angeles Lakers 1st 26th Point guard
  • 2× NBA champion
  • AP Honorable mention All-American
  • Israeli League champion
James WhiteJames White 39 Portland Trail Blazers 2nd 31st Small forward / Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • BSL champion
  • EuroChallenge champion
Bobby JonesBobby Jones 38 Minnesota Timberwolves 2nd 37th Small forward / Shooting guard N/A
Leon PoweLeon Powe 38 Denver Nuggets 2nd 49th Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Ryan HollinsRyan Hollins 37 Charlotte Bobcats 2nd 50th Center / Power forward N/A
Guillermo DiazGuillermo Diaz 37 Los Angeles Clippers 2nd 52nd Point guard
  • 4× BSN champion
  • BSN All-Star
  • BSN Finals MVP
Adam MorrisonAdam Morrison 38 Charlotte Bobcats 1st 3rd Small forward / Power forward
  • 2× NBA champion
  • Turkish Cup champion
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Brandon RoyBrandon Roy 38 Minnesota Timberwolves 1st 6th Shooting guard
  • 3× NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Third Team
  • All-NBA Second Team
Josh BooneJosh Boone 37 New Jersey Nets 1st 23rd Power forward / Center
  • NBL champion
  • All-NBL First Team
  • ABL champion
Rajon RondoRajon Rondo 36 Phoenix Suns 1st 21st Point guard
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 4× NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Third Team
Kyle LowryKyle Lowry Memphis Grizzlies 1st 24th Point guard
  • NBA champion
  • All-NBA Third Team
  • 6× NBA All-Star
Daniel GibsonDaniel Gibson 36 Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd 42nd Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • 2× Third-team All-Big 12


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