David Pick, the European hoops blogger, reports that the Nets are among five NBA teams with interest in one of the continent’s top stars, 6’5” combo guard Brad Wanamaker.
I'm told the Boston Celtics are giving strong considering to bring over Euro star Brad Wanamaker - MVP of the Turkish finals with Fenerbahce. Other NBA teams with interest: ORL, BRK, PHI and MIA.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 18, 2018
Wanamaker, who played at Pitt and went undrafted in 2011, is also being pursued by F.C. Barcelona, Pick added...
Brad Wanamaker will maximize his NBA interest before returning to Europe, where a $3.8M deal through 2020 awaits him in Barcelona, via source.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 18, 2018
The Nets have looked at Wanamaker in the past. Sean Marks scouted him in 2017 and may have given him a look earlier this year as well. In addition, Marks knows Wanamaker from when he played for the Spurs’ D-League champs, the Austin Spurs, in 2012 and when Marks worked in the San Antonio front office.
Wanamaker won the Finals MVP in the Turkish League earlier this month playing for Fenerbahce. It was the second time in his career he’s won the MVP in a European championship series. He was Finals MVP in Germany in 2015. He also won the regular season MVP in Germany the following year. He’s played in France and Italy as well.
He has a reputation as a top 3-point shooter in Europe, hitting near 40 percent over his career. Physically strong, Wanamaker can play both guard positions and is a solid defender.