DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #11 Round 2: None
|10. Brook Lopez||17. Sean Williams||22. Marcus Williams||15. Antoine Wright|
|21. Ryan Anderson||23. Josh Boone|
|* Draft rights traded|
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.
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.
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.