Two NBA reporters suggest that the Nets might use their newly acquired 20th pick on Isaiah Whitehead, the 6'5" point guard out of Coney Island and Seton Hall.
Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports was specific...
Think Isaiah Whitehead is going to be heavily in the mix for Brooklyn at No. 20.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) June 23, 2016
Jonathan Wasserman noted Whitehead has been moving up mock drafts quickly...but is a bit of a stretch
Not sure if Nets take Whitehead at 20, but I've heard scouts grade him as a 1st-rounder before draft process even began. Possible they reach— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) June 23, 2016
However, Ohm Youngmisuk reports other names, starting with Deyonta Davis, a 6'11" freshman out of Michigan State who many think will be long gone by No. 20..
Players to an keep eye on for the Nets at 20th pick could include Michigan State's Deyonta Davis, Syracuse's... https://t.co/wQhSLoNkNT— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 23, 2016
Deyonta Davis is one name to watch for the Nets if the Michigan State big man is still there at 20 according to... https://t.co/wJaaTtotX0— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 23, 2016
Quoting sources, the ESPN writer noted...
Deyonta Davis is one name to watch for the Nets if the Michigan State big man is still there at 20 according to sources. The Nets could use a young athletic big like the raw shot-blocking Davis, who has very good length. One executive who recently worked out Davis says the 19-year-old Spartan freshman still needs to mature and could have used one more year in school but upside is there.
Meanwhile, Draft Express has moved Dejounte Murray of Washington, another 6'5" combo guard, into the Nets spot at No. 20 and Isaiah Cousins, at 6'6" point guard from Oklahoma, into the Nets' 55th spot.
NBADraft.net updated its mock draft as well, projecting the Nets will take Malachi Richardson, a 6'6" swingman out of Syracuse.