10 Times the Brooklyn Nets missed on a superstar in the NBA Draft
Every team makes mistakes when it comes to draft picks, as the Brooklyn Nets, are no exception. Here are 10 superstars who could’ve been on the Nets.
No team is always going to make the right choice when it comes time for them to make their selection in the NBA Draft. One famous example is the Portland Trail Blazers drafting Sam Bowie with the second pick in 1984 over Michael Jordan. The Brooklyn Nets are no exception, as they’ve made plenty of mistakes when it came to their draft picks.
The Nets most recently lost out on the right to draft in the top 5 in 2016 and 2017 thanks in large part to the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade in 2013.
However, general manager Sean Marks was still able to rebuild the Nets much quicker than most people expected and ultimately turn themselves into an attractive enough organization to get Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to join them in free agency.
At this point, though, the Nets are still without an NBA championship, and the lack of making the right decision when it was their time on the clock could very well be the reason why.