The Nets haven't released the names of those draft prospects who they have brought in for workouts. So, we've scoured social media looking for names of players in whom they've expressed interest. That means players they've worked out, scheduled a workout or interviewed.
Particular thanks go to reporters Adam Zagoria, Moke Hamilton and Mike Scotto, who have tweeted out names. Here's our list, which is by no means complete. You'll also note a few names of players who have decided to return to school...
--Isaiah Whitehead, the 6'5" PG out of Seton Hall (and Brooklyn)
--Kyle Wiltjer, the 6'10" SF out of Gonzaga (and before that Kentucky)
--Cheick Diallo, the 6'9" PF out of Kansas
--Malik Beasley, the 6'5" SG out of Florida State
--A.J. English, the 6'4" SG out of Iona
--Kay Felder, the 5'9" PG out of Oakland
--Isaiah Taylor, the 6'2" PG out of Texas
--Isaiah Miles, the 6'7" PF out of St. Joseph's
--Isaiah Briscoe, the 6'3" PG out of Kentucky
--Retin Obasohan, the 6'2" guard out of Alabama.
--Egidijus Mockevicius, the 6'7" PF out of Evansville (and Lithuania)
--Yogi Ferrell, the 6'0" PG out of Indiana.
--Elgin Cook, the 6'6" SF out of Oregon
--Tim Quarterman, the 6'6" SG out of LSU
--Malachi Richardson, the 6'6" SG out of Syracuse
--Georges Niang, the 6'9" PF out of Iowa State
--Malik Newman, the 6'4" SG out of Mississippi State
--Derrick Jones Jr., the 6'7" SF out of UNLV
--Nathan Boothe, the 6'9" PF out of Toledo
--Thomas Walkup, the 6'4" SF/SG out of Stephen F. Austin
--Kyle Collinsworth, the 6'6" SG out of Brigham Young
--Patricio Garino, the 6'6" SF out of George Washington (and Argentina)
--Robert Carter Jr., the 6'9" PF out of Maryland
--Beau Beech, the 6'9" SG out of North Florida
--Shane Richards, the 6'6" SF out of Manhattan
--Dyshawn Pierre, the 6'6" SF out of Dayton (and Canada)
--Trey Lewis, the 6'2" PG out of Louisville
The list, derived from social media reports, is my no means complete.
Thomas Walkup, on his webpage described the Nets workout. He was at the HSS Training Center two weeks ago. (Not quite the Barclays Center, where he starred in the NCAA Tournament two months ago, but close enough.)
I enjoyed being back there since it holds a very special place in my heart because of the events of last March. I didn’t get a chance to see much of the city because the next day I worked out for the Brooklyn Nets.
The workouts I was a part of in Cleveland and Brooklyn featured a lot of competition drills such as more three-on-three play, some one-on-one drills and lots of shooting. Those teams want to see if you can do those things at a high level since they’re the ones who could be signing you one day.
Was that line about "signing you one day" an admission that he's not sure he'll be drafted? He did say he had a "great day" in Brooklyn.
Beyond the workouts and interviews, Nets reps also travel to workouts arranged by agents. Jonathan Givony writes Wednesday about how Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson were among NBA executives who traveled to Los Angeles recently to take a look at CAA clients who were arranged into two groups. One looked like first round prospects (and included Karl Anthony Towns) and the other, second round prospects.
Almost all the players listed are projected as either second rounders or undrafted. That could mean that first round prospects aren't interested in arranging a workout with a team that doesn't have a pick in the top 30. As Draft Day gets closer, that can change.
As for those who are undrafted, if the Nets like someone, one of their staff will start making calls Immediately after the draft --like before midnight-- to offer a summer league invitation or even a training camp slot. If more than one team calls, an agent will ask for a partial guarantee which can go as high as low six figures. That money is subtracted from the salary cap.
Also, as we've noted, the front office is scouting for two teams, the Brooklyn and Long Island Nets.