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Nets Trade for MarShon Brooks, Buy Rights to Bojan Bogdanovic, Take Jordan Williams in King's First Draft

In a draft that surprised both in terms of picks and trades, the Nets traded for Providence's MarShon Brooks, the second leading scorer in the NCAA this past season; then bought the rights to Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic from the Timberwolves and finally drafted Jordan Williams out of Maryland.

The Nets sent draft rights for JaJuan Johnson, taken at #27, along with a 2014 second rounder, to Boston for Brooks, who the Celtics had taken at #25. Shortly after completing that trade, the Nets purchased Bogdanovic's rights from the Timberwolves. He's a 6'8" swingman. To complete the deal, the Nets sent Minny a 2013 second rounder. Bogdanovic, a Croatian, was second highest scorer in the Euroleague.

Finally, the Nets used their own #36 pick to take Williams a 6'10" power forward, who averaged 17.2 ppg and 11.5 rpg (third in the NCAA) last season but has long battled weight and conditioning issues.

Word of the Brooks deal first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski as the Celtics picked Brooks. Nets insiders thought early in the draft process that Brooks has as much upside as anyone in the draft, but he never worked out for them, having hurt his ankle just before a scheduled trip to New Jersey. The Nets had also thought early on that Bogdanovic, 21, had first round talent.