2014 NBA Draft
The Brooklyn Nets hosted Day 2 of their pre-draft workouts on Tuesday. Phil Greene (St. John’s), Derrick Marks (Boise State), Darrun Hilliard (Villanova), Greg Whittington (Georgetown), Aaron White (Iowa) and David Laury (Iona) were in attendance.
The Nets, healthy for the first month of the season, faced some injuries over the past several days-along with adversity-over the past week. Brook Lopez sat the four games over the past week with a strained back, Mirza Teletovic missed two games...
Billy King announced to media following Nets' practice Monday that they are taking 15 men with them at the start of the season, keeping Jerome Jordan, Jorge Gutierrez, and Cory Jefferson.
In an interview with Travis Singleton of Sneaker Reporter, Markel Brown talks about how fortunate he is to be drafted by the Nets and how he was "numb" on Draft Night when he finally heard his name called. And he talks about whose game
As the 60th and final pick in the NBA Draft, Cory Jefferson gets the nickname of "Mr. Irrelevant," but Jefferson played well enough in Orlando to warrant consideration for a roster spot. It may be a while before finds out, but he can wait ... again.
The mantra has changed. The Nets, who were the second oldest team in the NBA last season, are trying to get younger, more flexible and more, as Billy King said, "financially responsible." That's the upshot of the decision to let Paul Pierce go.
The Nets are likely to have two rookies this season and they're thrilled with both the signing of Bojan Bogdanovic and the selection of Markel Brown. We know that's common for NBA front offices, but as of June 27, they weren't sure they'd have any!
It sounds like the old post-draft line, "we were stunned to see he was still available," but multiple sources tell NetsDaily that Markel Brown, taken by Brooklyn at No. 44 with the Minnesota pick, was No. 22 on the Nets internal mock draft.
We warned people just before the draft that they should pay no attention to the Nets draft grade. Ever since the Nets got A's for taking Antoine Wright in 2005 (Dick Vitale compared him to Dywane Wade), we lost interest. Still, we track them.
Maybe it was an omen. As the Suns selected Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic with the 27th pick in the Draft, NBA TV played what it thought were his highlights. No that was Bojan, our guy who many thought would be dealt but instead remains a Euro-Net.
What about a surprise Thursday night? Take a look at the history. If they pull one off it will add to the Nets' Draft Night lure, which is filled with wonders & blunders like most teams ... with the exception of the Spurs who never seem to screw up!