Sean Marks Rumors
In another section of his interview with the YES Network’s Nets Magazine, Sean Marks said the organization has planned for the draft and free agency for “months and months.” As part of the effort, the Nets will hold free agent camps this summer, Marks said. “It’s all good, it’s a fun, exciting time,” said the Nets GM of the off-season. “It’s not something you plan for the summer right now. We’ve been planning for months and months.”
Soon, he told Kustok, the Nets will begin their off-season schedule. “It’s on to mini camps, free agency camps, the draft and then free agency itself,” he said in the interview recorded April 8. “I think a lot of people are really excited, let’s get there. This is exciting. Let’s get the ball rolling.”
Marks was asked by Sarah Kustok what position he thought he needed to “fortify” in the off-season, the Nets GM identified the small forward, but noted as well “We need to look at everyone.” “I think we know the 3 position for us is certainly one that needs to addressed. I look at it too that we have some free agents of our own who we need to know what’s going to happen with them there first. “Again, where we are in our life cycle its not where we can say, ‘we’re only missing this.’ To be honest, we need to look at everybody. We’re looking at the best players available. That’s coming through the draft, that’s coming through free agency.”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson had courtside seats in Moscow. Milos Teodosic? He finished with 16 points and 8 dimes. pic.twitter.com/35WHBOLw56
Two of the most important men for the Nets’ summer live in Moscow, and general manager Sean Marks is flying to see them both this week: team owner Mikhail Prokhorov and top target Milos Teodosic. Marks and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson head to ONEXIM headquarters to meet with Prokhorov, then they will scout free-agent priority Teodosic, whom one expert called the best passer in the world. “We’re heading over to meet with Mikhail this week, so we’ll sit down with him and give him the plan and discuss things with him,” Marks said. “We’ve had an open dialogue really throughout the course of the season. It’s been terrific. Mikhail has been back and forth here a number of times, so now we’re going to fly over there and sit with him and meet with him.”
The Nets’ interest in the Serbian star is well-documented. “Look, he’s a terrific player, there is no question on that,” Marks said. “But there are a lot of guys out there. Last time I was in Europe, I probably saw eight different teams. [Assistant general manager] Trajan Langdon was out there, he’s heading out again, and he’s going to see another 10 different teams. So we’re looking at a bunch of different players. It’d probably be pretty irresponsible of me to say we got one guy in mind.