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SBNation Mock Draft, Pick #21: New Jersey Nets

With the twenty-first pick in the 2008 SBNation NBA Mock Draft, the New Jersey Nets, represented by NetsDaily , select...



Donte Green, Forward, Syracuse University. 6-9, 221 lbs.

Nets Daily  says:

With our pick of Brook Lopez at No. 10, we'd like to get a wing at No. 21, with a glaring need for a shooter and/or defender to back up Carter and Jefferson. And if Jefferson is dealt this summer, that need becomes greater. So, Brandon Rush would have been our top choice here, but he's long gone. So is Chris Douglas-Roberts.

The bigs available (McGee, Koufos, Ajinca, Hickson, Robin Lopez) look to be a stronger crop than the wings, and the urge to draft true twin towers is tough to resist, we believe that Donte Greene is the guy here.

Nicolas Batum is another wing to consider, but Greene gives the Nets a shooter with potential to grow into a pretty talented player, given his size, athleticism and wingspan.

But looking back, we may regret not taking Gallinari with pick No. 10, because then we could have gone with a small-big combo of Gallinari and either Koufos or Hickson, which may be stronger than Lopez and Greene.


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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

11. Indiana Pacers-Indy Cornrows: DJ Augustin

12. Sacramento Kings- Sactown Royalty: Marreese Speights

13. Portland Trailblazers-Blazers Edge: Brandon Rush

14. Golden State Warriors- Golden State of Mind: DeAndre Jordan

15. Phoenix Suns- Bright Side of the Sun: Danilo Gallinari

16. Philadelphia 76ers- Ridiculous Upside: Darrell Arthur

17. Toronto Raptors- The Dinosty: Chris Douglas Roberts

18. Washington Wizards- Bullets Forever: Roy Hibbert

19. Cleveland Cavaliers- Waiting For Next Year: Courtney Lee

20. Denver Nuggets- PickAxe and Roll: Mario Chalmers

21. New Jersey Nets- Nets Daily: Donte Green