Thomas Robinson, who might be forgetting that the Nets will move to Brooklyn, told the Daily Kansas, “New Jersey. I want to go to Jersey.”
Teammate Tyshawn Taylor, however, stated, “The Lakers, let’s go Lakers.”
Robinson is viewed as one of the three best players in the NBA Draft and will like likely go second behind Anthony Davis, which is fitting, as Davis’s Kentucky Wildcats defeated Robinson’s Jayhawks in the National Championship.
Davis was the National Player of the Year, but Thomas Robinson was a unanimous All-American and was viewed as the consensus second-best player in the nation behind Anthony Davis.
In a poll on SB Nation’s NetsDaily.com, 47% of the voters said that they would pick Thomas Robinson in the NBA Draft if the New Jersey Nets received the second pick. 42% picked Davis’s teammate at Kentucky Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, while 5% chose Connecticut star Andre Drummond.
According to TrueHoop’s Nets Are Scorching, the team ranks T-Rob as the third best player on their board behind AD and MKG respectively. The Nets have a 5.8% chance of landing a top three choice and will trade their pick if they do not receive a pick in the top three, thus adding ESPN’s Player of the Year and fulfilling his wish will most likely not happen.
Most people, yours truly included, believe that the star defensive player and rebounder (21.4 TRB%, 27.4 PER, .86 oPPP) is the best option for the Nets and is definitely the second best player in the draft behind Davis. I would take him over Kidd-Gilchrist, but I wouldn’t say that it’s an easy decision either.
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