Draft Results

The Nets used a future 2nd round pick to move up two spots (from 27 to 25) in the first round in order to draft high-scoring, 6-5 Providence G Marshon Brooks. Maryland\’s 6-9 PF Jordan Williams was then taken with the Nets 36th pick of the second round. Afterwards it was announced that the Nets also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to Minnesota for the rights to Croatian SG Bojan Bogdanovic who was selected with the 31st pick overall of the second round by Miami.

The move for Bogdanovic was good. He\’s a European Kyle Singler (who intrigued).

Brooks has the potential to develop an overall game, but he may well be a boom or bust type of player. I think Billy saw some Alan Iverson and Tracy McGrady in him.

Billy King either hit a home run with Brooks or didn\’t. Only time will tell. On the other hand, Williams is a fundamentally sound, solid interior type of PF that may stick on the roster if he gets stronger and better conditioned. His interior play reminds a little of former Nets PF Buck Williams, but he is obviously a second round pick. Overall a solid draft with significant upside if it pans out.

Post-Draft UPDATE: If I had the 25th, 31st and 36th picks, for my money, I\’d probably have taken Jordan Hamilton, Kyle Singler and Jon Leur in that order. I\’ve been intrigued by Bojan Bogdanovic for a while and if I wanted him on the roster would have also picked him up with a late second round pick bought for cash to serve as a Eurostash .*

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