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Brooklyn Nets’ Draft History (2006-2015)

Over the past 10 NBA Drafts (2006-2015), the Brooklyn Nets (formerly the New Jersey Nets) have made 23 selections, yielding just one All-Star in Brook Lopez.

The following table details the Nets’ track record by tiers, noting the number of All-Stars and starters selected, along with players who either never made the league or were out in five years or less:

Tier Picks All-Star All-Star Appearances Starter* Not in NBA
1-5 1 0 0 1 (100%) 0
6-10 1 1 (100%) 1 1 (100%) 0
11-15 1 0 0 0 1 (100%)
16-20 1 0 0 0 1 (100%)
21-25 7 0 0 0 4 (57.1%)
26-30 1 0 0 0 0
31-40 4 0 0 0 2 (50%)
41-50 2 0 0 0 1 (50%)
51-60 5 0 0 0 5 (100)
Total 23 1 (4.3%) 1 2 (8.7%) 14 (60.9%)

*Starter criteria determined as an average of 50 or more starts, over at least 40 percent of the player’s career.

The following is the league average over the same tiers:

Tier All-Star Starter Not in NBA
1-5 12 (24%) 30 (60%) 3 (6%)
6-10 8 (16%) 30 (60%) 7 (14%)
11-15 2 (4%) 12 (24%) 8 (16%)
16-20 3 (6%) 10 (20%) 8 (16%)
21-25 2 (4%) 8 (16%) 15 (30%)
26-30 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 20 (40%)
31-40 1 (2%) 11 (11%) 52 (52%)
41-50 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 70 (70%)
51-60 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 87 (87%)
Total 32 (5.3%) 115 (19.7%) 270 (45.0%)

The Nets’ overall draft percentages are below the league average, although they have picked well in the 21-25 range.  Some of their best selections, like Derrick Favors and Ryan Anderson, were productive players for other franchises.

Note that players are included with the team through any draft-day trades.  Some teams pick well but let an eventual starter leave for another, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.  Recently drafted players have yet to officially pass the “at least five years” test, but were considered as such if on a team’s roster by the end of the 2015-16 season.

Additionally, recent picks who have yet to join the NBA may still do so, but for this analysis are considered “out.”

Pick History 2006-2015

All-Stars: Brook Lopez (2008-10) — one appearance

Starters: Lopez, Derrick Favors (2010-3)

Rotation Players: Ryan Anderson (2008-21), Chris Douglas-Roberts (2008-40), Bojan Bogdanovic (2011-31), Mason Plumlee (2013-22), Markel Brown (2014-44), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (2015-23), Chris McCullough (2015-29)

Out in Five Years or Less: Marcus Williams (2006-22), Josh Boone (2006-23), Hassan Adams (2006-54), Sean Williams (2007-17), Terrence Williams (2009-11), Damion James (2010-24), MarShon Brooks (2011-25), Jordan Williams (2011-36), Tyshawn Taylor (2012-41), Tornike Shengelia (2012-54), Ilkan Karaman (2012-57), Xavier Thames (2014-59), Cory Jefferson (2014-60), Juan Pablo Vaulet (2015-39)

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