The Brooklyn Nets made a trade with the Utah Jazz to move up and get the 42nd pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, and with that 42nd overall pick in the draft, the Nets acquired Isaiah Whitehead from Seton Hall University; the Nets drafted Marcus Paige from the University of North Carolina and will send his rights to the Jazz; Whitehead is a native from Brooklyn and calls playing for the Nets a dream come true.
With the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets acquired Caris LeVert from the University of Michigan in a trade with the Indiana Pacers; LeVert heads to Brooklyn in the proposed trade made earlier in the day that sent Thaddeus Young to the Pacers.
On the day of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets were able to get themselves a first round pick as they traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the number 20 overall pick in the NBA Draft, plus a future second round draft pick; the Nets initial pick, the third overall pick, went to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 trade that landed them Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The Washington Wizards are finalizing a deal to hire former Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Tony Brown to become the top assistant coach under Scott Brooks; Brown, a long-time assistant coach in the NBA, replaced Lionel Hollins when he was fired mid-season and went 11-34 as the interim head coach in Brooklyn.
During the team's mini-camp, the Brooklyn Nets worked out Anthony Bennett, who was the former number one overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Bennett, who has struggled since being drafted, played 19 games for the Toronto Raptors this year before he was waived in March.