In an update from a post two days ago, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that the Nets are offering cash in exchange for a late first round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. In his tweet, Bondy reports that the team could pay upwards of $2 million for a pick if a team were willing to accept receiving no players or picks in return. The Nets currently do not own any picks this year.
While there is no word right now on who the Nets might draft with a late round selection were they to acquire one, the team has been busy working out players in the event that they do obtain one. According to SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria, Brooklyn will work out former Syracuse standout C.J. Fair June 25, the day before the draft.
According to DraftExpress.com, Fair ranks as the 66th best draft eligible player following a senior year in which he averaged 16.5 points/game on just under 43% shooting. Following a junior season in which he connected on almost 47% of his three-point attempts, Fair's percentage of threes made dropped down to a miserable 27.6%. While he may not be a starter at the next level, Fair would appear to give the Nets another scoring option off the bench. Fair is likely to be a second round pick, which might be easier for the Nets to trade for or purchase rather than a first round pick.
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