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Nets Draft 2017: D.J. Wilson moving up as mocks get updated

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The NBA Draft is a week away from tonight, and mocks drafts are getting very excited, with many updating their projections in the last 48 hours since we last posted.

If you didn’t look too closely, the same names are being connected with the Nets: international bigs Isaiah Hartenstein of Germany (and California) and Andejs Pasecniks of Latvia as well as point guard Jawun Evans of Oklahoma State and center Harry Giles of Duke.

But big change from two days ago other than Draft Express decision to keep OG Anunoby, the Indiana forward, at the 22nd spot, is draftniks suggestion that D.J. Wilson of Michigan is bound for the Nets. Three mocks now link the 6’11” big to the Nets, all at No. 27.

As of Thursday night, Wilson, Hartenstein, Giles and Evans are the most players most prominently connected to the Nets, all with three projections. Hartenstein was the favorite of seven draftniks last week and four two days ago. Now, he’s at three.

Anunoby was seen as a lottery pick until he tore his ACL in January. There was word this week that he could miss all of next season. DX apparently believes the Nets would take the same kind of risk they took last June when they grabbed Caris LeVert.

Also, a couple of players with Australia background have started to show up amid the Nets mentions: Terrance Ferguson, a 6’7” small forward who left high school to play in Adelaide last year (pictured), and Jonah Bolden, an American-Australian who can play three positions at 6’10”. Both are mentioned twice as Nets prospects.

Draft Express

OG Anunoby - sophomore, Indiana, 6’8” PF/SF (Nigeria)

D.J. Wilson, sophomore, Michigan, 6’11” PF

Sindarius Thornwell, senior, South Carolina, 6’5” SG

ESPN

Justin Patton, freshman, Creighton, 6’11” C

Terrance Ferguson, 19, Adelaide 36ers, 6’7” SF

NBADraft.net

John Collins, sophomore, Wake Forest, 6’10” PF?C

Ike Anigbogu, freshman, UCLA, 6’10” PF/C

Jonah Bolden, 21, FMP Belgrade, 6’10” SF/PF

Tankathon

T.J. Leaf, freshman, UCLA, 6’10” SF/PF (Israel)

Josh Hart, senior, Villanova, 6’5” SG

Dwayne Bacon, sophomore, Florida State, 6’6” SF

Sports Illustrated

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

Semi Ojeleye, junior, SMU, 6’7” SF/PF

SB Nation

Harry Giles, freshman, Duke, 7’0” C

Derrick White, Colorado, senior, 6’5” SG

NBC Sports

T.J. Leaf, 19, UCLA, 6’10” PF (Israel)

D.J. Wilson, sophomore, Michigan, 6’11” PF

CBS Sports

Jarrett Allen, freshman, Texas, 6’11” PF

Jordan Bell, junior, junior, Oregon, 6’9” PF

Bleacher Report

Andejs Pasecniks, 21, Gran Canaria, 7’3” C (Latvia)

Isaiah Hartenstein, 19, Zalgiris, 7’1” (Germany)

Basketball Insiders

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

P.J. Dozier, sophomore, South Carolina, 6’6” SG

Sindarius Thornwell, senior, South Carolina, 6’5” SG

MyNBADraft

--Isaiah Hartenstein, 19, Zalgiris Kaunas, 7’1” PF (Germany)

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

Sporting News

--John Collins, sophomore, Wake Forest, 6’10” PF/SF

D.J. Wilson, sophomore, Michigan, 6’11” PF

The Ringer

Tony Bradley, freshman, North Carolina, 7’0” PF

Jonah Bolden, 21, FMP Belgrade, 6’10” SF/PF

Fan Rag

Terrance Ferguson, 19, Adelaide 36ers, 6’7” SG

Bam Adebayo, freshman, Kentucky, 6’10”

FanSided

Harry Giles, freshman, Duke, 6’11” C

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

Newark Star-Ledger

--Semi Olejeye, SMU, junior, 6’7” SF

--Josh Hart, Villanova, senior, 6’5” SG

Newsday

--Harry Giles, freshman, Duke, 6’11” C

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

New York Post

Rodions Kurucs, 19, F.C. Barcelona, 6’9” SF (Latvia ... Dropped out)

Isaiah Hartenstein, 19, Zalgiris Kaunas, 7’1” PF (Germany)

NOTE: More than half the mocks have been updated in last five days. One still includes Rodions Kurucs, who dropped out of the Draft earlier this week.