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With a Week Left to the Draft, Crunchtime Approaches

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The Philly situation remains unsettled, the uncertainty enhanced by word of a big trade that would leave the Sixers with a lot of NBA quality swingmen.  The Nets meanwhile are just beginning to work out the top picks. 

Wesley Johnson was in Thursday for a one-on-oh workout and everyone is looking forward to Monday's battle of the bigs between Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins.  Wesley Johnson (the third player named Johnson to work out in front of Avery Johnson in the last two days) comported himself well in spite of stomach cramps.

Gregg Polinsky laid down what the Nets want to see Monday: "You want to see how they compete," Polinsky said. "Not who shoots it better with the right-handed jump hook, who shows a step-through, who has more range. But are both guys willing to go chest to chest?"

  • Crunch Time for Nets - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
  • Nets are wishing on Ohio State star - Al Iannazzone - The Record
  • Nets Draft Comes Down to Favors-Cousins. . . .and Turner again - Dave D'Alessandro - Nets Blast
  • Nets looking forward to 'D-day' workouts - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
  • 'Cuse's Johnson works out for Nets - Fred Kerber - New York Post
  • Nets eye Favors, Cousins and Johnson - Adam Zagoria - SNY
  • NETS: Johnson's Age? Not a Negative - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
  • The Nets work out Wes Johnson (Video) - Gary Apple - SNY
  • New Jersey Nets Draft Derrick Favors With 3rd Pick In SB Nation NBA Mock Draft - Scott Schroeder - Ridiculous Upside
  • Could The Nets Still Get Evan Turner? - Devin Kharpertian - Nets are Scorching
  • Favors is a project, but could be a top-3 choice - Jerry Zgoda - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • 76ers-Kings trade could open way for Detroit to draft DeMarcus Cousins - Vince Ellis - Detroit Free Press
  • Turner now favors Sixers - Keith Pompey - Philadelphia Inquirer