Andrea Bargnani was the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
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The week leading up to the NBA Draft is a nerve-wracking time for those draft-eligible players expecting to hear their names called on Draft night. A sense of relief sets in when Commissioner Stern announces a player's name from the stage at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

But the celebrations don't begin when the handshakes end. The NBA's future stars are then ushered through a bevy of media interviews, including a live chat with fans on ESPN.com. Click on the links to the right to read what the players attending the 2006 NBA Draft had to say after learning who they'll be playing for this season.

Q&As WITH DRAFTEES