Pacers 2006 Draft Central

Pacers 2006 NBA Draft Central

Shawne Williams (L) and James White hold up Pacers jerseys at their introductory press conference Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse (Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images)

"This Is The Perfect Fit"

Newcomers Shawne Williams and James White both said they got their wish when the Pacers acquired them through the NBA Draft. Check out what else the rookies had to say in their introductory press conference.

Pacers Score Draft Double

Larry Bird isn't really the excitable type, but he made little attempt to conceal his delight over what the Pacers were able to accomplish in the NBA Draft. Not only did they select the player targeted for No. 17, Memphis forward Shawne Williams, they acquired another player near the top of their prospect list by trading for Cincinnati guard James White, the No. 31 pick in the second round.

  • Williams Info: Prospect profile | Video scouting report
  • White Info: Prospect profile

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