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Fan IQ 2007 NBA Mock Draft: #17 New Jersey Nets

6/22/07 in NBA   |   JewelOfSong   |   7 respect

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Fan IQ NBA Mock Draft: #17 New Jersey Nets
Jason Smith
Sean Williams
Josh McRoberts
Javaris Crittenton
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Over the final days leading up to the NBA Draft on June 28th, we'll be finishing our own mock draft with you the fans in charge of your respective teams. JewelofSong has decided to take a break from watching A-Rod home runs to make the pick for her New Jersey Nets ...

Considering:
Jason Smith, Sean Williams, Josh McRoberts

Thought Process: The Nets biggest need this offseason is a big man with a great post game. Their current starting PF/C is Jason Collins and he leaves a lot to be desired. With their first round pick, the Nets need to get someone with size and game to complement Nenad Kristc in the frontcourt.

Jason Smith is a power forward who clocks in at 7’ 0.” Despite his size, he is extremely quick and has great ball handling skills. The drawbacks to his game are his average rebounding skills and is weak defensive abilities.

Sean Williams is a 6’ 10” center with great shot blocking ability. He is a great athlete with a good offensive game. The drawbacks to Williams are poor rebounding skills and off court troubles.

Josh McRoberts is 6’ 10” and has excellent perimeter skills for a big man. He is a prototypical high post power forward and has athletic versatility. McRoberts has been labeled by some as “soft” due to his inability to carry Duke on his back this past season.

The 17th Pick: Josh McRoberts, Forward-Center, Duke Blue Devils
McRoberts has all the tools to become a starter at the NBA level. His size and athleticism - coupled with impressive passing ability and a solid face-up game – make him a perfect fit for the Nets.

Who would you select?
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