- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets are optimistic about Kevin Garnett returning next season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports, but there are other matters to attend to as well.
The NBA draft is Thursday, and the Nets still don’t have a pick, but GM Billy King has said he intends to acquire one.
In advance of the draft, Brooklyn will work out a combined 13 players on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday: Langston Hall (G, Mercer), Branden Frazier (G, Fordham), Cameron Clark (F, Oklahoma), Kyle Casey (F, Harvard), Akil Mitchell (F, Virginia), Cory Jefferson (F, Baylor) and Artem Klimenko (C, Russia).
Fair, who we profiled in our draft preview, McAdoo and Klimenko are the most intriguing names on the list.
The Nets, though, may ultimately choose not to draft any of these players should they acquire a pick. Fair, McAdoo, Klimenko and Christon are projected by ESPN.com’s Chad Ford to go in the second round.
Writes Ford on Klimenko: "He has great size, can stretch the floor and is a terrific athlete. He just needs to get stronger and continue to improve the level of competition he plays against."
On McAdoo: "His athleticism and his pedigree will get him drafted, but he's going to have to develop all areas of his game if he wants to stick in the NBA."
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