Sean Marks was in Moscow Wednesday and if he was looking at Milos Teodosic, he got quite an eyeful.
The 6’5” CSKA guard had a solid game, with 20 points and 10 assists, shooting 7-of-9 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three, in 28 minutes as CSKA Moscow defeated Darussafaka Dogus of Istanbul, 95-85, in a Euroleague contest.
The Nets have been rumored to be interested in the 30-year-old Serbian star as has the Nuggets and no doubt others.
Marks left Brooklyn a week ago and while no one knows specifically who he’s looking at, David Pick, the European hoops writer, unleashed a series of tweets Wednesday afternoon laying out his purported itinerary.
Bamberg, Moscow, Malaga, and Istanbul - that's where Brooklyn Nets went fishing for NBA players, according to source.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 22, 2017
He did speculate who Marks might have looked at.
Several NBA teams, I'm told, have serious interest in luring Bamberg MVP forward Nicolo Melli to the U.S.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 22, 2017
Jazz, Suns, Nets, Knicks, Spurs, Rockets, Heat - made recent trips to Bamberg. Nicolo Melli, Daniel Theis, Louis Olinde: NBA TALENT.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 22, 2017
Melli is a 6’9” power forward who plays for Brose Bamberg of the German BBL. His mother is Julie Vollertsen - a silver medalist with the U.S. at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Pianeta Basket, an Italian hoops site, reported in November that a Nets scout attended a Bamberg game.
Pick also noted that Will Clyburn, a 6’7” small forward for Darussafaka Dogus, impressed Wednesday. Clyburn went undrafted in 2013 and like Melli is 26.
Will Clyburn dunks all over Russia. I'm sure Sean Marks liked it. Whoa!pic.twitter.com/9TubPwPyAw— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 22, 2017
While Melli and Clyburn would be free agent candidates, Louis Olinde, a soon-to-be 19-year-old German-American small forward, is a draft prospect.
Pick also published images of Marks watching the game with Danko Cvjeticanin, the Nets international scout, as well as Dmitry Razumov sitting with Andrei Vatutin, CSKA’s president who started working for CSKA when Mikhail Prokhorov owned it a decade ago.
Nets officials Dmitry Razumov (with CSKA chief Andrey Vatutin)— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 22, 2017
and Sean Marks saw lots of NBA talent at CSKA vs Dacka. pic.twitter.com/zVhuirjk2k
Is the Nets GM headed home? No one’s saying.