The Nets surprised late in the first round, trading with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire Texas 6'8" SF/PF Damion James. James, a senior who was picked at #24 by Atlanta, is known as a tough player who's capable of spending time in the post as well as on the perimeter. James averaged a double-double for the Longhorns, 18.3 and 10.3, while shooting 38.3% from the perimeter. The Nets sent Atlanta both their two late picks, the #27 and #31. Atlantta used the picks to take Jordan Crawford of Xavier and Tibor Pleiss of Germany. The Hawks then sold Pleiss' rights to the Thunder.
- Damion James - Draft 2010 Prospects - NBA.com
- Damion James 2010 NBA Draft Profile - ESPN Insider
- DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Damion James - Draft Express
Hawks trade Damion James to Nets for Jordan Crawford, another pick - AP
- New Jersey deals for Damion James - Rodger Sherman - SB Nation
#24: Damion James - Lang Greene - HoopsWorld