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2015 NBA Draft

THE PLAN: Nets’ rebuild has been unconventional but it may just work

When development —and patience— turns a “bust” into a “steal”

Juan Pablo Vaulet, back in Argentina, saw a different side of basketball in US

Vaulet - "Very happy to be with Brooklyn"

In an interview with ESPN Argentina, Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Nets second round pick last June, uses the words, "happy" and "lucky" to describe how he feels about being a Net, citing the way the team welcomed him ... and took care of him

Rondae voted best defender, funniest rookie

John Schuhmann writes Wednesday that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was voted tops in two of the categories voted by his fellow rookies: best defender at 23.5 percent and funniest at 44.3 percent.

ESPN has more bad news for Nets ... and Knicks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton let us know that the two New York teams have no picks, no chance at high lottery picks, next season -- even though both are, in ESPN's analytic mind, unlikely to make the playoffs.

It's his team now: Nets remade in Hollins image

They got younger, more athletic and better defensively. There are more players willing to sacrifice their bodies. The roster is filled with players on second chances., Sounds like a Lionel Hollins team. Barclays Center as Grindhouse North?

Is there a place for Cliff Alexander?

The Nets took a chance on Cliff Alexander, the 19-year-old who went from wunderkind to undrafted. He's played well enough and now says Scott Howard-Cooper, he has has his confidence back. Is that enough to make the team?

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's tough road to the NBA

With Draft Day being one of the best days of his life, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's journey to the NBA was not an easy one but experiences at home and on a well-tended piece of asphalt in Chester, PA.

McCullough: I model my game after Aldridge

The Nets website asked the injured Chris McCullough who his inspirations are and after noting VInce Carter was one, the 6'10" 20-year-old said the player he thinks he can most be like is Aldridge.

Nets sign Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to rookie deal

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who the Nets obtained in a Draft Night trade with the Trail Blazers, signed his first NBA contract Monday in Orlando, where he's part of Brooklyn's summer league team.

Nets Argentine pick out of summer leagues

Juan Pablo Vaulet, who the Nets traded for on Draft Night, will not play in either summer league after injuring his ankle and knee, according to media reports in his native Argentina. He will have travel to the US to meet with team officials.

Cliff Alexander hopes to be a Net

When the Nets summer league team takes the court at 5 p.m. Saturday vs. the Grizzlies' entry, one of the more interesting stories will be Cliff Alexander's attempt to rectify things, 10 days after going undrafted.

Meet Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... Nets want you to!

The Nets are pushing Hollis-Jefferson, who has the personality to win over fans. In the team-arranged rookie tour of the borough, from Peter Luger to the HSS Training Center, he showed off a bit.

Nets officially sign Chris McCullough

The Nets have signed Chris McCullough, one of their two first round picks, to a multi-year rookie contract, Billy King announced today.

Ohm: Nets now move to dump Joe, Deron

With the draft seen as a success and the first few hours of free agency a win as well, the Nets are trying to solve their biggest problem: reducing their salary by finding someone to take their two big bucks backcourt players, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams.

RHJ: I can be an elite NBA defender

The Nets drafted Rondae Hollis-Jefferson last week based primarily on his defense and in discussing his skills with ESPN's Ryan Ruocco, he made a bold statement about fulfilling his promise.

Can RHJ bring the Nets some excitement?

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson didn't leave Barclays Center until 1 a.m. Friday morning. It took that long for the Nets and Trail Blazers to complete the trade with Portland.But he was oh, so excited.

McCollough's road back from injury - a video

It was a particularly ugly injury, one that hushed the Carrier Dome. Now six months later, Chris McCullough is about start running. It's been a long rehab and it will longer still. Grit Media chronicles what it's like for him and his family.

Amid Knick Hoopla, Nets Low-Key

The Times' William C. Rhoden looked for contrasts between the Nets and their cross-river rivals this week and he found them. With the Nets, there was "no tempest, no buzz," just low key, low risk moves. The Knicks? A target-rich environment.

Nets summer league squads filling up

Josh Gasser, the starting point guard for NCAA runner-up Wisconsin, will play for the Nets in both the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues. We list the 15 players we believe will rep Brooklyn in the two leagues.

UConn's Boatright to play for Nets this summer

And another one. Fresh off a report that the top undrafted prospect, Cliff Alexander, has signed with the Nets, Shams Charania of RealGM reports another of those not picked Thursday will play for Brooklyn in the summer league. Ryan Boatright,

SI: Cliff Alexander to join Nets in summer league

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated reports Saturday that Cliff Alexander, who may very well be the best of the undrafted players from this draft, has signed with the Nets for summer league.

Juan Pablo Vaulet thrilled by Nets pick

Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Argentine swingman drafted by the Nets Thursday, spoke in Greece Friday about the thrill he had when he woke up to the news. "I woke up at 6 a.m. and I was a little nervous but then I found out and I was happy."

2015 NBA Draft Grade Wrap-Up: Brooklyn Nets

The grades are in, and they are mostly very, very good.

Bojan Bogdanovic remains a Net despite skepticism

To some, it may've been a surprise to hear Bojan Bogdanovic's name being mentioned on potential Draft-day trades. If you asked him back in May, he may not have been surprised.

The "small giant" of the NBA Draft

Hours before the Draft, Danny Chau of Grantland did a feature on what he called the "small giants" of the NBA Draft, three players that embody a new type in the league, "more about fitting specific abilities around a system," than 1 through 5.

Nets acquire Juan Pablo Vaulet from Charlotte

A guy who wanted to play for the Nets

There were a lot of surprises in the NBA Draft but the Nets taking Chris McCullough was not one of them. Last week, five big mock drafts all had the Nets taking the 6'10" Syracuse power forward.

2015 NBA Draft Thread: Second Round

NBA Draft: Nets select Syracuse F Chris McCullough

With the 29th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets have chosen Christopher McCullough from Syracuse University. Plagued by a torn ACL, McCullough played just 16 games his Freshman year, but still impressed scouts around the league.

Nets discussing trade for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

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