Gregg Polinsky liked Rajon Rondo but the Celtics took him one pick ahead of the Nets. He liked Monta Ellis, too, but the Nets couldn't buy a pick high enough in the second round and so took Mile Ilic. Last year, he pushed for Ryan Anderson. He won't say who he's recommending Thursday, but Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe will listen when he does. This is prime time for the Nets player development director.
- Nets trust their draft insider - Al Iannazzone - The Record