Billy King on Draft Day

At his latest press conference, Billy King fielded numerous questions about the NBA Draft. King has been known for his draft-day deals; when asked about the talks he is having with other GMs, King told Al Iannazzone that he has had conversations, but that the Nets pretty much know what they are shooting for.

Apparently, the Nets are looking to trade up for Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert, ironically the same player that was allegedly responsible for Derrick Favors’ underwhelming college statistics. Personally, I don’t really want Shumpert. Can he play good defense? Maybe. However, he doesn’t really have skills as a point guard and I’m not too sure of his offensive capabilities as a shooting guard. I would rather have Justin Harper or even Nolan Smith.