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DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #11 Round 2: None

Draft History
2008 2007 2006 2005
10. Brook Lopez 17. Sean Williams 22. Marcus Williams 15. Antoine Wright
21. Ryan Anderson   23. Josh Boone  
* Draft rights traded      


  • 34–48


  • 109.9 (16th)


  • 112.6 (23th)

Free Agents:

Areas of Strength:

The Nets have a potent back court with Devin Harris and Vince Carter, either of whom can drop 40 on any night. And with the development of Brook Lopez, they have a guy they can throw the ball to in the post. The Nets can be a very dangerous offensive team at times.

Needs Work:

The Nets were poor defensively, especially on the perimeter. For as much as Harris improved as an offensive player, he took a step back defensively. And if he or Carter didn't have it offensively, the Nets were in trouble, as their supporting cast was inconsistent at best.

Stat That Matters:

  • The Nets ranked 29th in the league by allowing their opponents to shoot 39.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Way To Go:

The 32-year-old Vince Carter is under contract for two more seasons, but looking forward, the Nets will build around Devin Harris (26) and Brook Lopez (21). And to have your two building blocks at point guard and center is a good thing.

Teams weren't biting when the Nets tried to deal Carter at the trading deadline, so they're not going to get another young piece for him. They should – and will –– continue to shop him in order to get more financial flexibility. At pick No. 11, the Nets need to take the best player on the board. They need defense and rebounding at the forward spots, but with this being a guard-heavy draft, a backup for Harris may be what's available.

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