Draft Express has posted its interviews with the four players most likely to be wearing a Nets cap on June 24: Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins and Wesley Johnson, shot this week at the Pre-Draft Combine in Chicago.
By this time of year, most of the top prospects have been seen ten or more times by scouts. The real work of the combine is the measurements and more importantly the interviews. Those one-on-one sessions can determine the team's thinking on a player just as much as the scouting reports from the field. The Nets, for example, got more interested in Terrence Williams and less interested in his teammate, Earl Clark, during last year's combine. And they never interviewed Marcus Williams in 2006 before picking him.
So take a look at the personalities on display. None of the interviews reveal much about the players' like or dislike for any particular team--that's a no-no, but all them give you a sense of what Rod Thorn, Bobby Marks, Gregg Polinsky and chief scout Maury Hanks saw and heard.