The Nets have their Euro-Stash or more like an Argentine-Stash. They made the most of their second round transactions. Just moments after drafting Pat Connaughton, then trading him and Mason Plumlee to Portland, Billy King and co. showed they weren't done just yet. They acquired Juan Pablo Vaulet, a 6'6" small forward who's all of 19 years old.
Brooklyn has acquired Charlotte's 39th pick, Juan Vaulet, for two future second-round picks, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2015
Billy King said he's almost 100 percent certain that Vaulet will play in Argentina, not the NBA, next season
Here's what Draft Express said about him recently:
"A 6'6 swingman with a terrific frame, big hands, long arms and strong athleticism, Vaulet has long been a staple of the Argentinian junior national teams. He competed at the U17 and U19 levels in 2013, averaging 9.5 points and 4 rebounds per game at the 2014 FIBA U19 World Championship against players nearly two years older than he was at that point, before dominating in two appearances averaging 21 points and 14 rebounds per game at the less competitive FIBA U17 South America Championship in Uruguay."
One of his fellow Argentines was happy with the pick.
Vaulet a Brooklyn Nets!— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) June 26, 2015
In fact, Ginobili's brother, Sebastian, coaches Vaulet at Bahia Blanca in the Argentine League. Our friends at Pounding the Rock did a feature on Vaulet two days ago, suggesting the Spurs would like to have seen Vaulet go undrafted so San Antonio could grab him.
Here's a quick highlight...
Vaulet suffered a serious foot injury two years ago, but appears to have recovered. After dominating South American --and world basketball-- for years in the late 1990's with players like Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino, the country hasn't had a player drafted since Delfino in 2003.
- Draft: Nets trade two future second-round picks for Charlotte's Juan Vaulet - Benny Nadeau - The Brooklyn Game