2011 NBA Draft

King: It'll Be "Best Player Available"

Billy King gets a variation of the same question every day but he gives the same answer when asked who he's interested in. "You guys keep going around and about. I keep giving you the same answer," said King Monday. That’s what he said he’d do at No. 27 in the first round and No. 36 on the second.

Did Jimmer Say He Wants the Nets? Or Did He Say the Jazz?

He worked out for them last May and wanted a promise, but didn't get one. So he went back to Brigham Young and won college Player of the Year. But .Jimmer Fredette tells Dan Patrick Monday he still sees the Knicks and Nets as the two teams he hopes will pick him when David Stern calls the role of teams Thursday.

Harper: I Felt Good About Nets

Is it a hint, a promise, or just a comment? Justin Harper, the 6'10" combo forward from Richmond, was interviewed by Hoopshype last week and when asked which of his workouts was the best responded, "I think that the workout I felt really good about was with the New Jersey Nets".

Harper, Johnson and Smith Top Nets Charts at #27 and #36...If They Stay

Fred Kerber writes Sunday that absent someone falling or an trade permitting them to move up, the Nets like three seniors, two athletic shooting big men and a combo guard who knows how to win at the high school and college level: Justin Harper of Richmond, JaJuan Johnson or Purdue and Nolan Smith of Duke.

How Jimmer Almost Became a Net

A year ago May, a rising star out of Brigham Young dropped by the PNY Center with his father to work out and talk about the 2010 Draft. The Nets had three first round picks and Jimmer Fredette was looking for a guarantee Rod Thorn would call his name on Draft Night. The Nets liked what they saw but no go on the guarantee.

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #10

In our latest Off-Season Report, we delve into the Draft, We'll have some in-depth pieces on what to expect later in the week but for now, we'll give you some inside info (not much) on what to look for Thursday night, offer our last Sleeper of the Week, who seems to be dawning on people; try to balance Brooklyn news, never an easy task; update you on Kris and Kim.

Leslie to Highlight Final Workout

Travis Leslie, a 6'4" swingman on the first round bubble, will be the big name at the PNY Center Monday when the Nets hold their final scheduled workout before Thursday's draft. Of the other five participants, only one, Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame, is listed in the major mock drafts.

Nets Draft List Getting Shorter: Johnson, Selby and Smith Targets

Sports Xchange, which provides those game day "Getting Inside" reports on each NBA team is hinting that JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, Josh Selby of Kansas and Nolan Smith of Duke are among the players the Nets are targeting as they get closer to Thursday's draft, where they pick at #27 and #36.

Honeycutt Doesn't Shoot Well, But Still Stands Out On Thursday

UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt, a projected first rounder, was clearly the best player at the Nets' facility on Thursday, even though he didn't shoot very well. Billy King said Honeycutt is "in the mix," but the Nets just don't know if Honeycutt will be there when they pick at No. 27 in a week.

Wright Reveals He Didn't Care Much While a Member of the Nets

Antoine Wright shouldn't have sat for an interview with Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. He's trying for an NBA comeback, but by the end of the Amick article, he leaves little to recommend himself. Beyond bizarre complaints that Mario Elie got him dumped by the Kings, he speaks about how he didn't try very hard with the Nets.

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