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Nets Get High Grades for Draft Expertise

A study by three university statisticians, who fancy themselves "Moneyball-like" analysts, ranks the Nets fourth in the NBA in making smart draft picks over the last few years. The survey found only the Sonics, the Suns, and the Spurs chose better. The Nets were tied with the Heat in the statisticians' evaluation. The key, say the statisticians and the Nets' Ed Stefanski, is to think twice before taking younger players.