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2013 NBA Draft

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Is Mason Plumlee the most athletic rookie big?

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.

Paul Pierce on The Prokhorov Effect

To suggest that Mikhail Prokhorov has turned the Nets around since he walked in the door in May 2010 is not just an understatement but a fact that no Nets fan can ignore. But it's good to hear a player ... or two ... say it.

Minnesota will miss "steady, consistent" Kirilenko

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.

Alan Anderson emerging as Plan B?

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nets "Plan B" may very well be Alan Anderson, a 30-year-old, 6'6" swingman who averaged 10 points a game last season (with a highs of 35 and 26 vs. the Knicks) and a solid reputation for defense.

Too early to call Plumlee a steal of the draft?

The Nets have lost both games they've played in the summer league and while the big news has been Jason Kidd's coaching debut, Mason Plumlee has wowed a lot of onlookers and pundits, sometimes in ways unexpected.

Nets sign Mason Plumlee to rookie deal

A half-hour before summer league practice began Wednesday, Mason Plumlee became the Nets first signing of the off-season, inking his rookie contract, which will pay him a little more than $1 million this season.

Catching up with Mason Plumlee

In interviews with Alyonka Larionov, Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, Craig Sager and Jill Martin, Mason Plumlee comes across as well-spoken and not afraid to mix it up or needle. He also displayed an impressive fashion sense with Martin.

NBA Draft Grades: Nets Get a Passing Grade

The draft is over and the grades are in. The Nets made their big move in trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but they also drafted Mason Plumlee with the 22nd pick. Here's how the experts graded their night.

NBA Draft Second Round: Open Thread

The pontificating, and armchair GM'ing continues as Nets fans burn the midnight oil waiting for a new rumor of the proposed Nets-Celtics deal. Oh yeah, and we drafted Mason Plumlee!

Brooklyn Nets NBA Draft Open Thread

Tonight is the 2013 NBA Draft, and this is where Nets fans can go to chat live about it.

Ford Mock Draft Update: Nets Take Dennis Schroeder

Chad Ford of ESPN.com has updated his latest mock draft to have the Nets taking German PG Dennis Schroeder.

Ford's Latest Mock: Nets Select Dieng

In Chad Ford's latest NBA Mock Draft on ESPN, he has the Nets selecting Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng with the 22nd pick. He also mentions the Nets moving MarShon Brooks to the Timberwolves.

Draft Night Wonders and Blunders

Whatever the Nets do on Draft Night, move up, move down, buy a pick or picks, it will add to the Nets' Draft Night lure, which is filled with wonders and blunders, like most teams (with the exception of the Spurs who never seem to screw up!)

Chances Nets move pick? King says "60 percent"

For the most part, the Nets front office is keeping quiet. But two day ago, Billy King put chances the Nets will move their pick at least 60 percent.

Bondy: Nets NOT talking to Cavs about C.J. Miles

Stefan Bondy reports that the Nets are talking to the Cleveland Cavaliers about acquiring C.J. Miles for their first round pick in Thursday's Draft.

More reports of MarShon's imminent departure

Is this MarShon Brooks last day as a Brooklyn Net? Chad Ford in his last chat before the Draft twice told fans he believes Brooks is Minnesota-bound.

Dieng Highlights Nets Final NBA Draft Workout

The Nets will host their final 2013 NBA Draft workout on Wednesday, June 26, and the highlight of the workout will be Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng.

Chad Ford's latest - Kelly Olynyk to Nets

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.

Brazilian mystery man gets Nets workout

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.

Final payments due Thursday on D-Will, JJ

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.

Nets scouts gather for annual mock draft

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.

Nets start filling out summer league roster

Josh Newman reports Sunday that the Nets have a summer league commitment from D-Leaguer Dominque Sutton, a 6'5" shooting guard who played for the Tulsa 66ers last season after going undrafted out of North Carolina Central.

Green, Hardaway, Dieng, Crabbe all in next week

Erick Green, the deep shooter who led the NCAA in scoring last season, will join Tim Hardaway Jr. at the PNY Center as the Nets workouts near an end. The Nets only other scheduled workout will come Wednesday.

SB Nation Mock Draft: Nets Trade the Pick...

In the SB Nation NBA Mock Draft, Tom Lorenzo of NetsDaily was on the clock with the 22nd pick. And with the pick, he selected... no one. He traded the pick, along with Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks, to the Orlando Magic.

Now on to the Draft!!

With a new set of Mock Drafts being released over the past couple of days, one thing is for sure, no one can agree on who gets picked #22 next Thursday night at Barclays Center.

Kidd will see Draft prospects he missed

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

The NetsDaily Interview: Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd talked about player development, the role of Gerald Wallace, the goals in both the draft and free agency, and how he wants to win a championship --this year. in an interview Wednesday afternoon with NetsDaily.

Deadlines and Commitments - LXXXI

With the hiring of Jason Kidd as coach, new dates get put on our calendar and others take on more significance. Kidd will be at PNY Center again Wednesday and Thursday for more Draft workouts, his first real assignment.

King wants athletes, shooters, back-up PG

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.

Kidd coaching debut set for Orlando

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 to Host Tony Mitchell, C.J. Leslie and Others

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.

Danny Green clone?? Nets like Reggie Bullock

So it's no surprise that teams are looking for Danny Green clones. The Nets worked out one of the latest models Wednesday, watching Reggie Bullock, similar sized and also from North Carolina. Moreover, Bullock is friendly with Green!

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