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Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

Referencing the Brooklyn Nets at No. 22, Ford wrote: “The word around the National Basketball Association is that the Nets promised Wilson they’d take him”. The Austin native averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds as the Longhorns’ top offensive option, throwing down some massive dunks along the way.After trading away the future No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft to the Celtics back in 2013, the Nets apparently want to move back up the draft board and are willing to package their two first-round picks in order to do so. Given that they just traded Brook Lopez (and because Timofey Mozgov is. unreliable), a center like Bradley or Pasecniks makes sense here.Knicks president Phil Jackson talks about the team’s first-round draft pick, Frank Ntilikina.”If you look at how he has improved in his very short time at Texas, it’s exciting for us”, Marks said, adding that part of the reason the Nets did not work out Allen was because they did not expect him to be available when they picked. Barring any trades, the Nets will select again at No. 57 in the second round.But you have to believe that the 6-foot-7 athletic powerhouse Martin, a two-time Atlantaic-10 Conference defensive Player of the Year, is on the radar of Brooklyn Nets.”I see my role being a rim protector”, Allen told ESPN.The team’s rookies this past year were Caris LeVert (No. 20 overall in the 2016 draft) and Isaiah Whitehead (No. 42 overall), each of whom had largely successful opening seasons.