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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Undefeated's Marc Spears tweeted on draft night that while Rajon Rondo is open to staying in Sacramento he also had interest in Brooklyn. The NBA is a point guard's league, and the rebuilding Nets are in desperate need of one.

Nets' final draft grade: A-

Brooklyn's No. 20 pick, Caris LeVert, would've likely been a lottery pick if not for injuries, writes Chad Ford. In the second round, the Nets got "one of the best scorers in the draft" in Isaiah Whitehead. Draft grades (Insider)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks said running a draft for the first time as a lead executive was great. He credited his front office staff and the coaching staff for their togetherness during the process. "I think the day went well for us," Marks said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks says the plan is for Isaiah Whitehead to play in summer league. Brooklyn brass sat down with Whitehead a couple days ago and had been following him for a while since he's a local product. The combo guard "embodies what Brooklyn grit is all about," Marks said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks says the team hasn't made a decision on Jarrett Jack's $6.3 million team option which includes $500,000 in guarantees if they decide to decline it. Brooklyn has a June 30 deadline on it. Jack is coming off ACL surgery that cost him most of last season.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks could not discuss the Thaddeus Young-for-Caris LeVert trade because it cannot be finalized until July for cap reasons. Marks did say he spoke to C Brook Lopez: "I talked to Brook today. I discussed things with him and he was excited about the approach and where things are going and we'll just see where it all goes."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks on team needs which obviously include a starting PG, PF and perhaps a wing plus significant bench help. "We need a few things (laughs). We know who we're targeting out there and we'll see how it goes. Today we got a few building blocks for the roster and we'll see where it goes from here."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets GM Sean Marks on having a ton of cap space but being in a rebuilding situation: "It's not going out there and spending money just for the sake of spending it. We'll hopefully make the right decisions and it starts with bringing in high character people." Marks reiterates that Nets "aren't going to skip steps along the way." "I think we'll get the right people and we'll get people that want to come here," he added.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets G Isaiah Whitehead: "I don't feel an added sense of pressure being home. It's just basketball. I'm going to just try to take it by storm. It's definitely motivation not being picked in the first round. I've just got to keep working and try to prove everyone wrong."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets G Isaiah Whitehead, 21, attended Lincoln High School and had a huge year for the Pirates last season, averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists. Whitehead worked out for Brooklyn recently.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets have traded for the No. 42 pick from the Jazz and will select Seton Hall G and Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead, sources confirmed.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert, modeling suit that has to be designed by Jim Harbaugh.

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Caris LeVert on joining the Nets and more

Nets G Caris LeVert P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being selected by Indiana with the No. 20 pick in the NBA draft, the expected trade to Brooklyn, his conversation with Kevin Durant about his foot injury and more.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets pick Caris LeVert told reporters he visited Brooklyn about a month ago but didn't know if they'd get a first. He says he probably won't be able to play in the Summer League but his X-rays and CT scans on his surgically-repaired left foot look good. The same surgeon who operated on Brook Lopez's foot -- Brooklyn's Dr. Martin O'Malley -- did LeVert's foot as well.

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Injuries hurt LeVert's draft stock (1:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert underwent surgery on foot in March "to address a fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot" and surgery was performed by same doctor who operated on Kevin Durant according to Mlive.com.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets pick Caris LeVert scouting report via Chad Ford: "If LeVert hadn't suffered injuries as a junior and senior, he'd be a late lottery pick. His ability to defend multiple positions, handle the ball and shoot the 3 make him a super attractive prospect if he can get healthy." LeVert was No. 46 on Ford's mock draft.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert dressed in school colors on way to stage.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets pick Caris LeVert has had a history of foot injuries. He's a 6-6 wing with lottery talent, per ESPN's Jay Bilas

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nets (via Pacers) take Michigan wing Caris LeVert. If he's healthy I really like this pick. Injuries the past two years caused him to slide a bit. But he's very talented. Does everything you want a wing to do.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets taking Michigan G Caris LeVert with No. 20 pick they got for Thaddeus Young from Indiana

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics taking Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick that belonged to Brooklyn via the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade via ESPN reporters. Will they be keeping him or moving him to another team?

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Team Stats

Points Per Game98.626th
Rebounds Per Game42.423rd
Assists Per Game22.315th
Points Allowed106.024th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162161.256
2014-153844.463
2013-144438.537
2012-134933.598
2011-122244.333

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