2011 NBA Draft

Deadlines and Commitments - LX


We update our calendar of events. The big new additons: Billy King's trip to Istanbul to meet with Bojan Bogdanovic and watch the Euroleague Final Four; and the Nets first free agent mini-camp...

D-Will Blog, "Live from Turkey", To Appear on ESPN NewYork


It turns out that Deron Williams' diary on ESPN NewYork --the one that ended with a shoutout to Nets fans-- is just a start. ESPN NewYork and Williams announced Thursday that they are combining on...

D-Will Pens Diary on Turkish Journey


Deron Williams is writing a diary for ESPN New York, detailing his --and his family's-- experiences as they live, work and play in Istanbul. Every week "until D-Will returns to the Garden State",...

Pundit Look at Nets Cap Omits a Bit


Every year, NBADraft.net produces a "State of the Cap" report on each of the NBA's 30 times and Friday, it was the Nets' turn. In general, it's factually correct, other an occasional good (Travis...

D-Will Done Deal? Not Yet


Deron Williams has tweeted that it's "official", even posting his signature on a contract with Besiktas of Istanbul. Not so fast, reports Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Until FIBA, basketball's...

Is D-Will Prepared for Fans Throwing Heated Coins, Rocks at Players?


Shannon Owens is a writer for the Orlando Sentinel, whose brother Chris plays overseas. After chatting with his brother, he points out an occupational hazard Deron Williams will have to deal with...

Danko Cvjeticanin's Net Connection


In a video that's now gone down the NBA memory hole, Billy King credited Danko Cvjeticanin with a big part of the Nets Draft Night success. Who? The Nets' international scout, that's who. He highly...

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #12


Now, what do we do? Not much and not for a long, long time. Oh, we'll be able to update the arena construction progress; any developments with the Springfield Armor who WILL play starting in...

Nets Continue to Score High in NBA Analysts' Draft Grades


Two very different analysts are giing the Nets high Draft grades, David Aldridge, NBA.com's veteran analyst put the Nets in his "head of the class" category, the only one of nine teams in that...

J-Will - A Diamond in the Rough?


Jordan Williams was taken in the second round of what is generally believed to be a bad draft. Unlike MarShon Brooks and Bojan Bogdanovic, the Nets didn't trade for a pick or buy a pick to get him...


Personality Provides MarShon Brooks With Reward..and Risk


Like Chris Douglas-Roberts, MarShon Brooks talks about the draft adding weight to the chip already on his shoulder, but unlike CDR, he also talks about being "scared" of being able to compete with...

Nets Hoping to Free Up Bogdanovic for Brooklyn Debut, Says King


The big news out of the Nets' press conference Monday morning was that while Bojan Bogdanovic has a three year deal with Euroleague powerhouse Fenerbahce and a two year player out, the Nets will...

What Did Prokhorov Pay for Pick?


The official press release states that the Nets sent their 2013 second rounder and unspecified "cash considerations" to Minnesota in return for the Timberwolves' rights to Bojan Bogdanovic, the...

Workout Hints From Bogdanovic, Williams? Not Really.


Nets fans will get more answers Monday morning on how the team's three draft choices felt about being selected by New Jersey. We went back to the interviews two of them, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan...

How Loss of Forward, Coaching Flaws Led to Brooks' Opportunity


Kevin McNamara covers the Providence Friars for the local paper and was in Newark Thursday to see how local players, particularly MarShon Brooks, would do in the NBA Draft. At the end of the night,...

Bogdanovic Tells a Croatian Website: "I Will Play Two Years in Turkey"


Although Nets officials have said they expect Bojan Bogdanovic to join the Nets in Brooklyn in 2012-13 , he tells a Croatian website: "I will certainly do the two years contract with Fenerbahce,...

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #11


This could the last off-season report for a while. If the NBA goes on lockout, no need for weekly summaries of players and owners screaming at each other or the latest skinny on Springfield Armor...

J-Will Ready For Nets Challenge


First came the announcement on ESPN that Jordan Williams had been selected by the Nets with the 36th pick in the draft, which led to an emotional moment caught on camera. Then, came the phone call...

Avery Happy With Picks; Brooks Can Compete for Rotation, Says King


Avery Johnson spent Thursday afternoon and evening at the PNY Center, 10 miles north of where David Stern (and Adam Silver) called out names of draft picks, a roll that included three Nets picks,...

Bogdanovic Trade Is Official


The Nets announced Friday that they have officially acquired the draft rights to Bojan Bogdanovic, the 6'8" swingman from Croatia.

Emotions Overcome Williams As He Watches Nets Take Him at #36


Sitting in his hometown of Torrington, CT, Thursday night, Jordan Williams didn't know what to expect. As team after team made their pick, anxiety built up and when the Nets made him their choice...

Draft Grades Begin to Roll In


We're happy to report the general assessment of the Nets' haul is that the Nets got mostly B's, with some going as high as B+. Draftniks' general impression is that if you start with #27 and #36...

From Jersey Shore to Jersey Sure: Who Knew Brooks from N.J.?


MarShon Brooks (not Marshon) thought he'd be taken at #15 by the Pacers. So did the Nets. That's where they had him on their in-house Draft Board. But Kawhi Leonard had fallen out of the top 10 and...

Bogdanovic To Stay a Year In Turkey


Reports out of Europe, confirmed by team officials, indicate that Bojan Bogdanovic, the 6'7" swingman who the Nets acquired in a complicated three way deal Thursday, will stay in Europe, with his...

NetsDaily Draft Day Live Chat

All spring long, the mantra has been the same out of the PNY Center: the Nets will pick the best player available, but into that formula is fed the team's desire to get an NBA-ready player, a third...

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