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Nets Draft Workouts Reach 50 ... At least

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2018 NBA Draft Combine - Day 1 Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Nets have now worked out or scheduled more than 50 players with less that three weeks to go before the NBA Draft. That’s probably the most — or close to it — any NBA team has looked at this year. Of that total, 20 have elected to return to school and reclassify for the 2019 Draft.

Last year, they topped 60. Like then, the Nets went into the draft with three picks, but came out with D’Angelo Russell, a first rounder in Jarrett Allen, and a stashed pick in Aleksandar Vezenkov of Bulgaria.

Our names aren’t official. The Nets don’t release names, but by scouring social media, our draft maven, @GNYR, has come up with this list, the order is based on when we believed they came in. Number in parentheses is their rank on ESPN’s Big Board when they worked out.

Shamorie Ponds, 6’1” point guard, St. John’s, sophomore (61)

Barry Brown Jr, 6’3” shooting guard, Kansas State, junior

Chris Silva, 6’9” power forward, South Carolina, junior

Mustapha Heron, 6’5” shooting guard, Auburn, sophomore

P.J. Washington, 6’7” swingman, Kentucky, freshman

Reid Travis, 6’8” power forward, Stanford, junior

Jordan Caroline, 6’7” shooting guard, Nevada, junior

Matt Mobley, 6’3” shooting guard, St. Bonaventure, senior

Abudushalamu Abudurexiti, 6’10” small forward, Xingyang Long Lions, 22 years old

Cody Martin, 6’7” swingman, Nevada, junior (88)

Admiral Schofield, 6’5” shooting guard, Tennessee, junior

Bruno Fernando, 6’10” center, Maryland, freshman (77)

Brian Bowen, 6’7” shooting guard, South Carolina, high school senior (96)

Anfernee Simons, 6’4” shooting guard, IMG Academy, high school senior (21)

Sagaba Konate, 6’8” power forward, West Virginia, sophomore (62)

Ky Bowman, 6’0” point guard, Boston College, sophomore

Jalen Hudson, 6’6” shooting guard, Florida, junior (45)

Deng Adel, 6’6” small forward, Louisville, junior

Omari Spellman, 6’9” power forward, Villanova, freshman (49)

Kendrick Nunn, 6’3” shooting guard, Oakland, senior

Joel Berry II, 6’0” point guard, North Carolina, senior

Matt Farrell, 6’1” point guard, Notre Dame, senior

Desi Rodriguez, 6’6” shooting guard, Seton Hall, senior

E.C. Matthews, 6’5” shooting guard, Rhode Island, senior

Dusan Ristic, 7’0” center, Arizona, senior

Kevin Huerter, 6’7” shooting guard, sophomore (54)

Yuta Watanabe, 6’9” shooting guard, George Washington, senior

Carsen Edwards, 6’1” point guard, Purdue, sophomore (70)

Quinton Rose, 6’9” small forward, Temple, sophomore

Jeffery Carroll, 6’6” shooting guard, Oklahoma State, senior

Caleb Martin, 6’7” swingman, Nevada, junior (99)

Wenyen Gabriel, 6’9” power forward, Kentucky, freshman

Jon Davis, 6’3” point guard, Charlotte, junior

Tyus Battle, 6’6” shooting guard, Syracuse, sophomore (32)

Jalen McDaniels, 6’10” power forward, San Diego State, freshman

DJ Hogg, 6’9” small forward, Texas A&M, junior (67)

Yoeli Childs, 6’8” power forward, Brigham Young, sophomore

Moe Wagner, 7’0” center, Michigan, junior (29)

Josh Okogie, 6’4” shooting guard, Georgia Tech, sophomore (50).

Grayson Allen, 6’5” shooting guard, Duke, senior (30)

Kris Wilkes, 6’8” shooting guard, UCLA, freshman (69)

Marcus Derrickson, 6’7” small forward, Georgetown, junior

Alize Johnson, 6’9” power forward, Missouri State, senior

Jared Terrell, 6’3” shooting guard, Rhode Island, senior

Fletcher Magee, 6’4” shooting guard, Wofford, junior

Tyler Cook, 6’9” power forward, Iowa, sophomore

De’Anthony Melton, 6’3” SG/PG, USC, sophomore (25)

Chimezie Metu, 6’11” C/PF, USC, junior (44)

Yante Maten, 6’8” PF, Georgia, senior (96)

Tyler Davis, 6’10” C, Texas A&M, junior

Donte DiVincenzo, 6’6” SG, Villanova, sophomore (28)

Gary Trent Jr. 6’6” SG , Duke, freshman (39)

Terry Larrier, 6’9” SG, UConn, senior

Some caveats: Nearly half the prospects we identified dropped out before Wednesday’s deadline. That list includes Ponds, Fernando, Heron, Davis, Schofield, Silva, Konate, Wilkes, Brown Jr., Childs, Caroline, Battle, McDaniels, Rose, Dickerson, Hudson, Magee, Cook and the Martin twins.

They will likely re-classify to the 2019 draft when Nets have their own pick. College underclassmen had until midnight Wednesday to pull their names ... as long as they haven’t hired an agent. Simons was reported to have scheduled a workout, but we’re unsure he’s been. The Nets sent a scout to Dallas to watch Abudurexiti work out.

Why so many? The Nets, as noted, have three picks. They also have two two-way contracts, summer league and training camp rosters to fill ... and there’s the G-League Draft in early November. What the Nets learn about players now can be helpful when they pick for the Long Island Nets in November.

The Nets could also move up or buy a second rounder. They’ve done that seven times at a cost of $10 million since Mikhail Prokhorov took over. They have $5.1 million they can spend.

And they’re not done looking. European tournaments have another week or so to run. Also, players whose stock has dropped may decide to come in after realizing the Nets have a first rounder with guaranteed money, even if at No. 29.

Finally, there’s a great advantage in having the only NBA training facility in New York - the Nets can work players out up to the morning of the draft. The Nets interviewed Jarrett Allen the day before last year’s draft at HSS Training Center.