HoopsHype Markel Brown rumors
Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, General Manager Billy King announced today. Brown, who was injured while working out in Las Vegas earlier today, had his hand placed in a cast and will be held out of basketball activities for a period of 4-6 weeks. NBA.com
The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Markel Brown and forward Cory Jefferson to multi-year contracts, General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Brown, the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in exchange for cash considerations. He recently completed his senior season at Oklahoma State, averaging 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 35.3 minutes per game and earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the second consecutive season. During his junior season, Brown averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 34.1 minutes per game. NBA.com
It sounds like the old post-draft line, "we were stunned to see he was still available," but multiple sources tell NetsDaily that Markel Brown, taken by Brooklyn at No. 44 with the Minnesota pick, was No. 22 on the Nets internal mock draft. Moreover, say the same sources, the Nets mock had Xavier Thames going at the first pick in the second round, at No. 31, and Cory Jefferson, five picks later at No. 36. They, of course, were the final picks in the second round. NetsDaily
Why did the Nets internal mock draft differ so widely from the public mock drafts -- and those of teams who passed on the three players? One source suggested that the Nets placed a higher value on "character" issues and experience. All three played four years in college and graduated, providing them with both experience and discipline. "We feel we got a No. 22 pick," said one source talking about Brown. NetsDaily
A year after making the biggest deal on draft day, the Brooklyn Nets settled for minor action toward the end. Bypassing a chance to acquire a first-round pick, the Nets finally made their move midway through the second, acquiring the rights to the No. 44 pick, Markel Brown from Minnesota. The Nets sent the Timberwolves cash considerations for the guard from Oklahoma State. Playing alongside Marcus Smart, who went with the No. 6 pick to Boston, Brown averaged 17.2 points last season, fifth in the Big 12. USA Today Sports
Rick Bonnell: Hornets draft workout Tuesday looks like second-round candidates: Jordan Adams, UCLA; Markel Brown, OK St.; Joe Harris, Virginia; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Casey Prather, Florida; C.J. Wilcox, Washington. Twitter @rick_bonnell
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