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SBNation Mock Draft, Pick #10: New Jersey Nets

With the tenth pick in the 2008 SBNation NBA Draft, the New Jersey Nets, represented by NetsDaily , select...

 

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Brook Lopez, Center, Stanford University. 7-0, 260 lbs.

 

NetsDaily says:

We're looking at two players here: Brook Lopez and Danilo Gallinari.

Gallinari may have the greater potential, would fill a need for a swingman who can shoot off the bench, and he may be fond of the NY/NJ area, but we think that the pick for the Nets should these two both be available is Lopez.

It's obvious that the frontline is an issue for this team. They do have some young bigs (Boone, Krstic, Sean Williams) with room to grow, but they still lack the toughness the Nets need. And it doesn't look like DeSagana Diop is going to stick around, so there's a need for a fourth big.

And looking forward, Lopez, with his work on the low block, could complement both Williams and Krstic, and he's more of a traditional center than either.

The Indiana Pacers, represented by Indy Cornrows , are on the clock.

 

The 2008 SB Nation Mock Draft so far:

1. Chicago Bulls- Blog-A-Bull: Derrick Rose

2. Miami Heat- Peninsula is Mightier: Michael Beasley

3. Minnesota Timberwolves- Canis Hoopus: OJ Mayo

4. Seattle Supersonics- Ridiculous Upside: Eric Gordon

5. Memphis Grizzlies- 3 Shades of Blue: Kevin Love

6. New York Knicks- Posting and Toasting: Russell Westbrook

7. Los Angeles Clippers- Clips Nation: Jerryd Bayless

8. Milwaukee Bucks- BrewHoop: Anthony Randolph

9. Charlotte Bobcats- Queen City Hoops: Joe Alexander

10. New Jersey Nets-Nets Daily: Brook Lopez