2013 NBA Draft
stories about the NBA Draft
Chad Ford called Mason Plumlee the most athletic big in the draft not named Nerlens Noel. Now, Ball is Life suggests that Plumlee may have been the "most athletic big man in the draft," period, and presents a video of his highlights to prove it.
Phil Ervin, a columnist for FOX Sports North, writes that the Timberwolves will miss Andrei Kirilenko not so much for dramatic moments, but for his "steady, persistent production." Dramatic or not, AK-47 had his best season in seven years.
Chad Ford of ESPN.com has updated his latest mock draft to have the Nets taking German PG Dennis Schroeder.
With only Draft Express still holding off, the draftniks are down to their last predictions and they still can't agree on the bottom third of the draft. The name of only one player --Tim Hardaway Jr.-- appears next to the Nets on more than one mock.
Alexandre Paranhos de Souza doesn't even have a Draft Express entry. What the 6'9" combo forward from Sao Paulo does have is endorsements, from ESPN's Henry Abbott and Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, among others. He worked out for the Nets Monday.
In the half hour before the Nets pick at #22 Thursday night, the final payments for the Deron Williams and Joe Johnson trades come due. Two picks traded in those deals will finally be exercised, one five years after the Nets first acquired it.
Mock drafts put together by Draft Express, ESPN and NBADraft. net are always fun, but the ones that count are those put together in secrecy by the guys who actually do the drafting ... team scouts and personnel. For the Nets, that starts today.
The Nets will bring back some top prospects between now and the Draft so Jason Kidd can get a look at them. Kidd didn't suit up in sweats until this week and he told NetsDaily that no one he's seen has impressed him. That would include Tony Mitchell
Billy King spent a lot of time in front of microphones the last two days and now as the quotes get posted here and there, a picture of what the Nets objectives this off-season have begun to emerge. He's looking for shooters, athletes, back-up PG.
Head coaches usually coach summer league. Sometimes, they'll sit on the sidelines and watch an assistant try to make sense out of roster thrown together for the week. But Jason Kidd's head coaching debut, will take place in Orlando Summer League.
Nets will host their third NBA Draft workout on Monday, with six players coming in to workout. Included in this list will be Tony Mitchell and C.J. Leslie. The Nets will be picking 22nd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.