The Nets have selected Chris McCullough with the 29th overall pick. The New York-born forward from Syracuse will likely back up Thaddeus Young if he returns next season. McCullough, a freshman, tore his ACL in January — which caused his drop on most draft boards across the league. Earlier this week, Chad Ford wrote that the Nets were “enamored with him.”
McCullough said he is shooting for a November return to the court.
Despite constant rumors, the Nets did not trade up in the first round. For now, they will keep both Bojan Bogdanovic and Mason Plumlee. Brooklyn also owns the 41st pick, but have been rumored to be in the mix for another second round selection.
ESPN draft insider Chad Ford also said McCullough "probably doesn't play this season." #Nets
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