King to Kerber: "I’d say there’s about a 60 percent chance" Nets move pick

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The rumors are spinning out of Twitter: The Nets are trading MarShon Brooks for the 26th pick; the Nets are interested in C.J. Miles, perhaps for the 22nd pick. One appears true, the other not. For the most part, the Nets front office is keeping quiet. But two day ago, Billy King put chances the Nets will move their pick at least 60 percent.

Here's what Fred Kerber tweeted about his conversation with King.

In his story on the Draft Thursday morning, Kerber explained 60 percent was "the chance the Nets would trade to move in the draft, likely higher than lower."

Andy Vasquez of the The Record had a similar impression... and noted King's Draft Day history of trades.

In his first 12 drafts as a general manager, with the 76ers and Nets, King has made a total of 18 draft-day trades involving picks. Today, he'll also have $3 million at his disposal to purchase a pick.

"Maybe move up," King said. "Maybe move back, [you] never know. We've got $3 million in cash, maybe spend that. … At this point in time, every scenario is available."

In his first 12 drafts as a general manager, with the 76ers and Nets, King has made a total of 18 draft-day trades involving picks. Today, he'll also have $3 million at his disposal to purchase a pick.

"Maybe move up," King said. "Maybe move back, [you] never know. We've got $3 million in cash, maybe spend that. … At this point in time, every scenario is available."

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/213266371_Nets_seek_role_player_via_draft_role_player_via_draft.html?page=all#sthash.f3qv1RPX.dpuf

In his first 12 drafts as a general manager, with the 76ers and Nets, King has made a total of 18 draft-day trades involving picks. Today, he'll also have $3 million at his disposal to purchase a pick.

"Maybe move up," King said. "Maybe move back, [you] never know. We've got $3 million in cash, maybe spend that. … At this point in time, every scenario is available."

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/213266371_Nets_seek_role_player_via_draft_role_player_via_draft.html?page=all#sthash.f3qv1RPX.dpuf

In his first 12 drafts as a general manager, with the 76ers and Nets, King has made a total of 18 draft-day trades involving picks. Today, he'll also have $3 million at his disposal to purchase a pick.

"Maybe move up," King said. "Maybe move back, [you] never know. We've got $3 million in cash, maybe spend that. … At this point in time, every scenario is available."

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/213266371_Nets_seek_role_player_via_draft_role_player_via_draft.html?page=all#sthash.f3qv1RPX.dpuf

So, with the 22nd and 26th pick, will they take two players or move up to take one? How much higher could they go if they decide to move up? And who are they targeting? Would they add their $3 million in cash to the pot? Those questions and no doubt others will be answered at Barclays Center after 7 p.m. Thursday night before a sell-out crowd at the Nets home in Brooklyn.

King, as Vasquez notes, likes Draft Day trades. Here's what he's done since joining the Nets. In 2011, he traded the Nets 27th pick and their second round pick in 2013 to the Celtics for Brooks; did a three-team deal that sent their 2014 second pick and $1.5 million to the Timberwolves for the rights to Bojan Bogdanovic. Last year, he bought the 41st pick for $2 million so he could take Tayshawn Taylor and bought the 54th pick for $750,000 so he could take Toko Shengelia. There's no indication that trend is over. The Nets have $3 million to buy picks Thursday.

"This week, now the phone calls come in a little more, the trade offers start coming in a little more," King told Rod Boone. "You have a lot of guys, whether they're [picking] 30th or whatever, have [player] buyouts coming. So now the intensity picks up. [Wednesday] it's good and Thursday it's fun."

Best bets as Draft Day dawns, at least according to the latest mocks ... if they stay at #22? Gorgui Dieng or Tim Hardaway Jr. And if they move up? Shane Larkin of Miami. Others who might sneak in? Tony Snell of New Mexico or Mason Plumlee of Duke.

Meanwhile, a Nets fan from Hoboken says Taylor told him Brooks is being traded for a pick ... and a player.

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