Chad Ford’s Latest Mock Has Brooklyn Nets Taking Drew Gordon, Whoever Drew Gordon Is

Via Chad Ford (Insider):

Gordon is an athletic rebounder who ran into problems at UCLA and had to transfer to New Mexico. His rebounding numbers the past two seasons have been fantastic.

Drew Gordon was a participant at the Nets combine, so we know a little about him; I called his first day workout “intriguing,” and to expound, he played agile and hit mid-range shots better than the other big men in his workout. To be fair, he was in a workout with Renardo Sidney, who came in at 304 pounds and had to leave after ten minutes of physical drills.

Gordon averaged 13.7 points and 11.1 rebounds in 35 games in his senior season, including a monster 27-point, 20-rebound performance against then-#11 ranked UNLV and a 21-point, 14-rebound performance in his sendoff game, a loss to #4-seed Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tournament. As Ford alludes to above, Gordon clashed with UCLA coach Ben Howland in his two seasons at UCLA, eventually transferring to New Mexico in what was labeled a “mutual parting.”

Basically, Drew Gordon is the future, and will be until Chad Ford’s next mock comes out and he has the Nets taking Casper Ware, upon which time Casper Ware will be the future.