SB Nation, NetsDaily's parent organization, is running a mock draft Wednesday in which bloggers play the role of GM and take who they think is the player best suited to their team's needs. And in the SB Nation 2011 NBA Mock Draft, the New Jersey Nets, represented by SB Nation's NetsDaily, selects Marquette forward Jimmy Butler.
NetsDaily regular Kid Chocolate explains the pick by saying that the team's biggest need remains small forward and Butler was the best available at #27. "With Anthony Morrow spacing the floor, and Deron Williams running the offense, Jimmy Butler is the perfect option for this team. A solid defender, hard worker, and impressive young man, Butler ranked third in the Big East in free throws attempted per game this year, as well as 2nd last year. The man knows how to get to the line."
NBA Mock Draft 2011: Nets Select Jimmy Butler At No. 27 - Ryan Jones - SB Nation