It seems that if the Nets get the #1 or #2 pick in the draft, the choice will be easy: John Wall or Evan Turner. The conventional wisdom is that after those two, the lottery gets a little more iffy. DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, Al-Farouq Aminu, even Donatas Motiejunas will be in the mix, but each has a downside to go along with that huge upside.
If the ping pong gods don't smile on the Nets, how upset should fans be that they're "stuck" with the #2, #3 or #4? Not so much. The Nets' Ben Couch takes a look at the best picks taken at positions #1 through #4 in previous drafts. There are all-Stars and future Hall of Famers lurking beyond the top pick...and a few busts as well. Chad Ford selects the best and worst picks in the past decade. The Nets didn't make either list. As for this year's sleepers, David Thorpe has a list.
- NETS: The One(s) - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- NETS: Second Opinion - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- NETS: Three-for-All - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- NETS: Five No. 4's - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Rating the decade's best NBA draft picks - Chad Ford - ESPN Insider
- Darko Milicic, Greg Oden rank among worst draft picks of the decade - Chad Ford - ESPN Insider
Projecting draft-night steals - David Thorpe - ESPN Insider