Last week, Stefan Bondy tweeted that the Nets were offering Mason Plumlee around, trying to move up in the Draft so they could draft a point guard. Then, Monday, Billy King seemed to throw cold water on the idea of moving up, saying the price was too high.
On Tuesday night, 48 hours before Adam Silver starts calling names, Marc Stein reports the Nets are still trying ... but within limits. Stein first tweeted...
ESPN sources say Nets continue to explore trade possibilities with their Team USA center Mason Plumlee in advance of Thursday's NBA Draft— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23, 2015
Then later, added that Billy King isn't going to move Plumlee for anything other than a lottery pick.
As for Mason Plumlee, word at this stage is that Nets unlikely to part with the young center unless deal can net pick in Thursday's lottery— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 24, 2015
Stein did not report who's the Nets target-- but according to insiders, the Nets have interest a number of late lottery picks: Trey Lyles, Devin Booker and Cameron Payne. The Nets recently tried to get into range of the three with an offer of Plumlee and their pick at No. 29. But no luck, at least yet.
Stein seems to suggest that the lottery is the limit for Plumlee, a 7-footer who's shown some admirable stretches, not the late teens or early 20's?
- Report: Nets exploring trade possibilities with Mason Plumlee - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game