Nets: 3 reasons Brooklyn clearly ranks as offseason ‘winner’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Cam Thomas, Brooklyn Nets
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 29: Cam Thomas is interviewed after being drafted by the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images) /

2. Adding Two Solid Players in the 2021 NBA Draft

The Nets might not place a heavy emphasis on the NBA Draft in the next few years considering their extreme lack of draft capital, but they were able to load up on depth this year thanks to five picks. The Nets not only did well for themselves in the draft, but they managed to make some of the best selections late in the order.

With a trade netting them the No. 29 pick in addition to No. 27, Brooklyn supplemented the addition of one of the best scorers in the country in LSU freshman Cam Thomas by adding North Carolina center Day’Ron Sharpe. Based on how Summer League is going so far, both players look like solid selections.

The Brooklyn Nets nailed it in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Their second-round adventure, which featured three picks, started off with a bang when they snagged one of the hidden gems of this draft in Pepperdine’s Kessler Edwards. Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski and Florida State’s RaiQuon Gray should all have futures in the NBA.

Behind every great dynasty is a story about how these teams were able to either draft and develop stars or supplement them through savvy drafting. Thomas and Sharpe are the jewels of what should be a very productive draft class, and the Nets should cherish the fact that contenders are rarely armed with so many draft picks in one class.