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.