Brooklyn Nets 2017 NBA Draft Guide – 8 Deep Draft Guards

De Paula originally declared for the NBA Draft two years ago, in 2015 (AKA the year Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough were drafted.) For much of the season, De Paula was projected as a first round pick, slated for months as the 29th pick to…you guessed it, the Nets. De Paula withdrew his name from the draft much like Rodions Kurucs (and Hamidou Diallo). However, his stock has only fallen in the past two years. The competition in the Brazilian league isn’t the best, and Georginho never truly dominated. Regardless, his skillset, tools and upside could be enough to warrant a late second round selection for the Brooklyn Nets.

Due Diligence

Out of these eight prospects, Monte Morris, Edmond Sumner (injured) and George De Paula haven’t worked out in Brooklyn in the pre-draft process. So Sean Marks and the Nets’ front office are definitely weighing all their options (Yes, they did #DoTheirResearch).