With the draft less than two weeks away, signs are starting to come out that some teams are looking to move up. The Nets are one of those teams, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, and they’re willing to move former first-round pick Mason Plumlee to make that happen.
The Nets should get some decent offers for Plumlee, a young, promising big man. But the fact that they’re in this position at all underscored just how badly Billy King has managed things the past few years. They have the 29th pick because of a pick swap they agreed to in 2012 with the Hawks for Joe Johnson, and in order to recover from that misstep, they now have to potentially move one of the only legitimately intriguing young prospects on their roster to have a chance at getting a draft pick commensurate with their mediocrity the past few seasons.