Monday, June 10, 2013
Nets host pre-draft workouts this week
By Mike Mazzeo
The Brooklyn Nets, who pick 22nd in the June 27 NBA draft, will host workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday at their practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J.
A look at the prospects participating:
Vincent Council, PG, Providence
Ray McCallum, PG, Detroit
Dami Sapara, SG, College of the Ozarks
Allen Crabbe, SG, California
Reggie Johnson, C, Miami
Jeff Withey, C, Kansas
Chris Flores, PG, NJIT
Tyler Brown, SG, Illinois State
Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky
A.J. Davis, SF, James Madison
Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico
Reggie Bullock, SF, North Carolina
ESPN's Chad Ford, in his latest mock draft published June 4, has the Nets taking Louisville center Gorgui Dieng.
The Nets got a great season out of Brook Lopez, but they don't really have a credible backup for him. Dieng's play in the NCAA title game gave him a big boost in his draft stock. Not only can he block shots, but he's also a surprisingly good passer and is developing a nice face-the-basket game. Maybe more important to the Nets, he should be able to play right away.