2005: Three teams pass on CP3

Updated: June 27, 2006, 2:11 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
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It's about that time again -- time for another draft.

No, I don't mean Wednesday's NBA draft. I'm talking about my annual re-draft. Once again, it's time to go back in history and look at what each team might have done with 20-20 hindsight.

This year, we're paring down the scope of the project a bit. Since not much happened in the past season to change my opinion of the 1996 draft, for instance, we're not going to get too caught up in re-ranking all those guys. Instead, we're just going to focus on the past three seasons.

The method to this madness isn't any different than it was a year ago. I look at a player's career minutes and career PER, but also factor in subjective criteria, such as age, defense, attitude, etc.

On to the fun part. Let's start with 2005, where it's already fairly obvious that the wrong guy was taken with the first pick:


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