Now that the inaugural Brooklyn Nets season has come to a close, Billy King’s next major step comes on June 27 during the 2013 NBA Draft, hosted this year at Barclays Center. The Nets currently have the 22nd pick in the draft, and King attended this year’s NBA Draft Combine in Chicago to scout.
“You’re just trying to see guys’ skill level,” King told Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “You’ve already seen a lot of them at college. So at this point, you’re seeing how they interact, how they take instructions from the coaches, and see how hard they play.”
King said the combine is not a “make-or-break” for most potential draftees, but an added component to consider when looking at a player’s body of work. He said he puts more stock in their season performance and individual team workouts. He also did not tip his hand about potential players, positions, or roles he’s looking to fill, or if he’s looking to draft based on talent or need.
“This is good for the measurements you get, for the interviews … this can’t be the only thing you base your decision on, this is only a part of it,” he added. “You get to learn about them as people.”