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Bigs still dominate draftniks’ prognostications for the Nets

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The Pre-Draft Combine begins Thursday in Chicago and in our latest update of 13 mock drafts, some as new as Wednesday morning, some as old as April 20, there’s still no consensus on who the Nets might take. Only two players, Ivan Rabb, a 6’11” power forward prospect out of California and the similar-sized Isaiah Hartenstein, the German center, are mentioned in more than two mocks ... and they're only mentioned three times. (In comparison, back in 2015, five mocks had the Nets taking Chris McCullough, which they did.)

Seven other players, five of them bigs, have their names pinned next to the Nets in two of the mocks we’ve surveyed. The bigs are Harry Giles, the 6’11” center out of Duke; Bam Adebayo, the 6’11” center out of Kentucky; Justin Patton, the 7’0” center out of Creighton; Johnathan Motley, the 6’9” power forward out of Baylor; Tyler Lydon, the 6’9” power forward out of Syracuse. Two point guards, 6’5” Andrew Jones from Texas, and 6’1” Juwan Evans from Oklahoma State also garnered two votes.

Hamidou Diallo, the 6’5” Queens combo guard now getting attention as a possible Nets pick, has one fan among the draftniks, as does Rodions Kurucs, the 6’9” Latvian small forward.

Here’s the latest, at Nos. 22, 27 and 57.

Draft Express

Rodions Kurucs F.C. Barcelona, 6’9” SF

Harry Giles, Duke, freshman, 6’11” C

Viny Okouo, 20, Unicaga Malaga, 7’2” C

ESPN

Ivan Rabb, California, junior, 6’11” PF

Andrew Jones, Texas, freshman, 6’5” PG

NBADraft.net

Tyler Lydon, Syracuse, sophomore, 6’9” PF

Johnathan Motley, Baylor junior, 6’9” PF

Chris Boucher, Oregon, 6’10” PF

Tankathon

Ivan Rabb, California, junior, 6’11” PF

Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky, freshman, 6’5” SG

Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, sophomore, 6’7” SG

Sports Illustrated

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue, sophomore, 6’9” PF

Bam Adebayo, Kentucky, freshman, 6’10” PF/C

SBNation

Justin Patton, Creighton, freshman, 7’0” C

Juwan Evans, Oklahoma State, sophomore, 6’1” PG

NBC Sports

Isaiah Hartenstein, 18, Zalgiris Kaunas, 7’0” C

Harry Giles, Duke, freshman, 6’11” C

Bleacher Report

Isaiah Hartenstein, 18, Zalgiris Kaunas, 7’0” C

Mathias Lessort, 21, Nanterre, 6’9” PF

Basketball Insiders

Justin Patton, Creighton, freshman, 7’0” C

Juwan Evans, Oklahoma State, sophomore, 6’1” PG

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State, 6’7” PF

MyDraft.net

Bam Adebayo, Kentucky, freshman, 6’10” PF/C

Andrew Jones, Texas, freshman, 6’5” PG

Sporting News

John Collins, Wake Forest, sophomore, 6’9” PF/C

Johnathan Motley, Baylor, junior, 6’9” PF

FanSided

Isaiah Hartenstein, 18, Zalgiris Kaunas, 7’0” C

Tyler Lydon, Syracuse, 6’10” PF

Newark Star-Ledger

Ivan Rabb, California, junior, 6’11” PF

Josh Hart, Villanova, senior, 6’5” SG

Also, next Tuesday, May 16, is the dreaded NBA Draft lottery. That will help settle the top of the draft, but that’s of no interest to Nets fans. None at all. Nope, Nada, Zip, Nothing. May not even watch. Not us.