Brooklyn has acquired the 59th and 60th picks, so Xavier Thames and Corey Jefferson will belong to them, source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2014
The Nets had $1 million to spend following the Markel Brown transaction and picked up the final two picks in the process.
Woj liked what the Nets wound up with...
Creative job out of Nets front office, turning no picks at 7:30 p.m. into Corey Jefferson/Xavier Thames/Markel Brown by end of draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2014
Jefferson is a skinny 6'9" power forward who averaged nearly 14 points per game and more than eight rebounds per game, working with Isaiah Austin. The 6'3" Thames led San Diego State to the NCAA tournament as a senior guard, averaging 17 points and three assists last season.
Neither prospect was slated to go in DraftExpress' final mock draft. The Nets worked out both Thames and Jefferson this week at their practice facility in New Jersey.
- Rapid Reax: Nets select Thames, Jefferson - - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Xavier Thames selected by Toronto Raptors in 2014 NBA Draft, traded to Brooklyn Nets - 10 News San Diego
- Nets buy two more picks, draft Thames and Jefferson - Chris Hooker - The Brooklyn Game