With the 2013 NBA Draft now just 9 days away, Chad Ford’s mock drafts are becoming more and more meaningful. In his latest mock draft, Ford has the Brooklyn Nets selecting Tony Snell out of New Mexico. Snell is a 6’7 swingman who has been moving up the draft boards.
Here is what Ford had to say about Snell:
Analysis: Snell quietly is flying up the draft boards after a series of terrific workouts. He’s in play now with Chicago, Utah, Brooklyn and Indiana. The appeal? He’s a super athletic wing with NBA length and defensive abilities. He was very inconsistent at New Mexico, but I’m told numerous NBA teams love the talent. Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng and Hardaway Jr. also are in play here.
It seems like Snell could be a very good defensive player immediately upon entering the league, but still has a long ways to go in terms of offense.
Although Snell could be a good player in the future, with the Nets being in win-now mode, I’m not sure this would be the smartest selection. I would prefer to see this team select either a shooter or a big man who could fill one of their needs.
The Nets still have a bunch of workouts coming up this week leading up to the draft. Now that Jason Kidd is with the team, he will be looking at the prospects as well in the search for the next Brooklyn Net player.