The Brooklyn Nets should target best available in the draft

Dec 14, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Harris (12) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Harris (12) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 9, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Colorado Buffaloes guard Derrick White (21) is defended by Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35) during the first half during the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Colorado Buffaloes guard Derrick White (21) is defended by Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35) during the first half during the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports /

Derrick White

Pros: Lethal scorer from all over the floor, play maker, gets to the free throw line, great vision

Cons: Needs to improve defense and rebounding ability, some turnover issues

Derick White is one of my personal favorite late first round draft prospects this year. He’s an explosive match up nightmare who posses the ability to score and finish from almost anywhere. He has a knack for getting to the free throw line and is consistent at finishing those too. He finished his senior year at Colorado averaging 18.1 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. His averages stood tall at 50.7% from the field, 39.6% from downtown and 81.3% at the free-throw line. Those numbers are hard to look past. Guard may be one of the positions Brooklyn has depth in but White may be too good to pass on. He still has many parts of his game to work on but for now he seems like an electric scorer who can greatly improve a struggling offense.

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