Nets draft: 3 high-ceiling draft targets Brooklyn could select in 2021

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Sean Marks of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Sean Marks of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images) /
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Even though the Brooklyn Nets gave away control of their draft for most of the last decade, Sean Marks will still get the opportunity to replenish the roster near the end of the first round once the plethora of picks swaps and protections sort themselves out this year.

Currently, Brooklyn is in possession of the 27th pick in the draft. Considering players like Rudy Gobert, Pascal Siakam, and Kyle Kuzma have all ended up there over the last few years, the Nets can certainly find value at this point in the draft.

While the need for some more size and rebounding will without question be an important factor in Brooklyn’s draft plans this season, the impending free agency of Spencer Dinwiddie could force the Nets to potentially add another guard to the mix.

These three targets that are projected to go in the late first or early second rounds are just scratching the surface of their true potential, and Steve Nash might be the perfect coach to get the most out of them.

These 3 Nets draft targets could reach their full potential in Brooklyn

Josh Christopher, Arizona State, Nets draft
ASU’s Josh Christopher (13) /

No. 3: Josh Christopher, SG, Arizona State

Christopher was one of the top recruits in the country, and he has proven his worth with Bobby Hurley’s Sun Devils, scoring 14.3 points per game on 43% shooting so far this season. Christopher might be an erratic 3-point shooter, but he has proven to be one of the most lethal scorers from all levels in college basketball today.

Christopher can sky to the rim, kill teams with his mid-range game, and even start a fast break by picking an opponent’s pocket. If Brooklyn works on his jump shot, he could see consistent rotation time instantly.

What could Josh Christopher bring to the Brooklyn Nets?

With Dinwiddie potentially leaving the Nets in favor of somewhere that could give him a more consistent scoring load, the best course of action would be to add a young player like Christopher that has a very similar skillset on both ends of the floor.

Christopher had his pick of schools, and he chose Arizona State in order to show off his quality for NBA scouts without a ton of competition. Christopher has oodles of talent yet to bubble to the surface, and getting a defined role as a sixth or seventh man on a title contender could help him in the early stages of his career.