Player Profile: Chris McCullough – The Sophomore

Considering their precarious lack of lottery picks, the Brooklyn Nets‘ best draft strategy consists of taking risks. In general, there are two basic roads a team can take: draft for fit or draft for pure potential. Most teams are fairly settled, and they normally use their first round pick to shore up a position of need.

The Nets are different. Since they’re not in real contention yet, they can afford to gamble on guys who slip through the cracks. That’s what they did in the 2016 draft by taking a flyer on Caris LeVert, a potential star with a worrisome injury history. It was the same logic they used the year before, when they drafted Chris McCullough.