Thorn: Nets Didn't Consider Lin

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on during the game against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

In 2010, Rod Thorn was president of basketball operations with the Nets and going into the Draft with three picks, at #3, #27 and #31. He had missed out on the overall #1 in the Lottery.

He took Derrick Favors at #3, then traded #27 (Jordan Crawford) and #31 (Tibor Pleiss) for #24 (Damion James). The day after the draft, the Nets signed undrafted rookies Brian Zoubek and Ben Uzoh, giving them partial guarantees of $50,000 and $35,000.

So asks Al Iannazzone, was Thorn ever interested in Jeremy Lin on Draft Night or the morning after? Nope. "I wish I could say we were," Thorn said. "But the fact is no. Looking back at the scouting reports, back in the days when I was with the Nets, nobody was that high on him or felt he was going to be an NBA player."

No one on the Nets anyway. A number of draftniks put Lin at the top of their undrafted list and the Warriors did give him a guaranteed deal reportedly worth $200,000.

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