2012 NBA Draft

Nets In Chicago For Draft Combine

They may only have the #57 pick and recently lost out on a top three pick, but the Nets front office is all-in on the Pre-Draft Combine in Chicago. Makes you think they're planning on making a pick a lot earlier than deep in the second round.

Deadlines and Commitments - LXIX

Our weekly calendar for the Nets: It's time for the Combines, where players show off to NBA scouts in Chicago and Treviso, Italy. In the next week, there will be three combines: the D-League Combine starting Monday in Chicago; then the NBA Pre-Draft Combine starting Thursday, also in Chicago and finally the Adidas EuroCamp Sunday in Treviso.

Nets Acquiring Pick? How Realistic?

Billy King has said the Nets won't acquire a pick just to have one, but he has said he plans to be "aggressive" in Newark on June 28. "Not having this pick doesn’t preclude us from getting a pick in the draft. We’re going to evaluate it,' said King. "If there’s a player we want, we’ll do everything we can to get that player." But how realistic is that?

King: We'll Be Aggressive in Draft

Billy went into Draft Night last June with the #27 and #36. He came out with the #25 (Marshon Brooks), the #31 (Bojan Bogdanovic) and the #36 (Jordan Williams). In the process he sent $1.5 million of Mikhail Prokhorov's money and the Nets' 2013 second rounder to Minnesota and the Nets' 2014 second rounder to Boston. Expect more of the same June 28.

No #60 Pick for Brooklyn Nets

The Nets will have only one pick, #57, in the second round, going into the NBA Draft on June 28. The team had hoped it could re-purchase the rights to the #60 pick, which they had given up to the Lakers in the Sasha Vujacic deal, but L.A. wants to keep the pick. The Nets chances at getting the pick back were always minimal.

King Pushes Back, Defends Trade; Goal Is "Never To Be Back Here"

Billy King took it on the chin Wednesday, first with the Yahoo! Sports report (later denied) that Deron Williams wouldn't return unless the Nets signed Dwight Howard, then losing the team's first round pick in the Lottery. In between, Chad Ford called for him to be fired for the Gerald Wallace trade and fans excoriated him.

NETS STRIKE OUT IN LOTTERY

The Nets will surrender their first round draft pick this June to the Portland Trail Blazers. They finished 6th in the Draft Lottery. As part of the Gerald Wallace trade at the deadline, the Nets agreed to deal their pick unless it was top three and Wednesday night, they lost.

No Lucky Charm, Positive Thinking

The Nets rep in the Draft Lottery will go into Wednesday night with no special memento, just positive thoughts. "I don't have a good luck charm," Irina Pavlova told NetsDaily Tuesday, "But I'm a big believer in the power of positive thinking and intuition. And both are telling me we're gonna do well tomorrow! I really do believe there are great things just ahead of us!"

For Nets, It's All About Luck in Lottery

Two things to know about the Draft Lottery Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET): past performance is no guarantee of future success and "it's a big day", as Billy King tells Ben Couch. For all the positive reinforcement provided by history, each draft is its unique event, with unique probabilities. That aside, it will indeed be a "big day."

Pavlova To Rep Nets at Lottery

Irina Pavlova, president of Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim Sports & Entertainment US, will have the seat of honor at the NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday. Pavlova will try to do what no Nets executive or owner, including Prokhorov and Jay-Z, has done since 2000, move up in the Draft.

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