Kennedy: Executive, agent expect Brooklyn to acquire first round selection

Brooklyn Nets' Thaddeus Young (30) drives to the net as Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo (8) and Kyle Lowry (7) defend during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Brooklyn Nets’ Thaddeus Young (30) drives to the net as Toronto Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo (8) and Kyle Lowry (7) defend during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Brooklyn Nets' Thaddeus Young (30) drives to the net as Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo (8) and Kyle Lowry (7) defend during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Many voices around the NBA, ranging from front office executives to agents, expect the Brooklyn Nets to acquire a pick in the first round of this year’s draft, reports Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

While general manager Sean Marks has pledged to “leave no stone unturned” this summer, and has done so based on the massive list of workouts thus far, he also made it clear that the organization considered Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to be building blocks moving forward. So, if the Nets are to get entrance into June 23rd’s first round, they’ll need to get creative — with hardly any picks left from the Billy King era and the aforementioned two safe, what else does Brooklyn have to trade?

Could it be Bojan Bogdanovic? What about some serious cash reimbursements? In a season with an exponentially rising salary cap, however, it’s rather unlikely that a team would be swayed by that either. So, in other words, this will a fun one to watch unfold over the next fifteen days.

What’s your prediction?

Alex Kennedy — Basketball Insiders

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