Found June 08, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
There was no bigger loser in the NBA Draft Lottery than the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets. After being Heisman'd by one free agent star after another over the last three years, a shot at Anthony Davis could've been that spark they so desperately needed to set Brooklyn ablaze upon arrival. That wasn't happening however, and things just got worse from there. As the ping pong balls pushed the Nets out of the top-3 picks, the lottery protected selection they hoped to hold on to left with it. As a result, the Nets will make their first Draft pick from Brooklyn with the 57th overall pick in June 28th's NBA Draft.  Not that they still don't want to get back into the first round that is, according to Coach Avery Johnson: “We are preparing like we are still going to be in the first round,” Johnson told ESPN’s Andy Katz at the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine. “We have an unlimited amount of resources within the rules, so you never know. We probably could get into the first round,...
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