Nets Snag Marshon Brooks, Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Williams In Draft

Marshon Brooks, New Jersey Nets
Marson Brooks, New Jersey Nets
That Celtics hat didn't stay on for long.

This evening at the NBA Draft, the New Jersey Nets left with the rights to Providence guard Marshon Brooks, international forward Bojan Bogdanovic, and Maryland F/C Jordan Williams. Truthfully, I haven’t watched a lot of film of any of these guys, but I’ll be taking a look at them over the coming days and weeks.

To recap, here’s what the Nets did last night:

  • Traded their 27th pick and a 2014 second-rounder to the Boston Celtics for the 25th pick, which they used to select Marshon Brooks. (The Celtics then took JaJuan Johnson with the 27th pick.)
  • Traded cash considerations to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 31st pick, Bojan Bogdanovic. The Nets and Timberwolves completed the deal after Bogdanovic was selected.
  • Selected Jordan Williams with the 36th pick.

For having lower draft picks across the board, I think the Nets did pretty well. None of these guys will be stars, but Brooks can score, Williams can rebound, and Bogdanovic could develop into a starting small forward whenever he crosses the border. Given the expectations surrounding this draft, and what the Nets could have done, I think they maximized their potential.

More on the draft later today, and in the days & weeks to come.