PLUMLEE TO NETS
Mason Plumlee spent the last month flying around the country working out for 11 different NBA teams in preparation for Thursday night’s draft.
In an example of the event’s uncertainty, he went to a team that didn’t work him out at its facility.
Plumlee, a 7-foot, 238-pound center, was the No. 22 selection of the first round by the Brooklyn Nets.
Later, the Los Angeles Lakers picked Duke forward Ryan Kelly in the second round.
“I’m very excited about the Nets,” Plumlee said. “I didn’t work out for them during the pre-draft process, but who wouldn’t want to play here, with the buzz they have going here, the veterans and Jason Kidd coming on as coach. It’s a dream come true to be in a situation like this.”
The draft was held at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s home arena. When NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Plumlee’s selection, the Nets fans in attendance cheered.
A second-team all-American last season, Plumlee averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils last season.
“My strengths right now are just being athletic, getting up and down the floor, getting on the boards and finish at rim,” Plumlee said. “I have to work on being able to knock down shots consistently; that’s not something I did in college. I didn’t even attempt jump shots. I think that’s something that could add a whole dimension to my game.”
Plumlee is the 26th first-round pick from Duke in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure. The Blue Devils have had five first-round picks in the last three drafts, including Kyrie Irving (Cleveland, 2011), Nolan Smith (Portland, 2011), Austin Rivers (New Orleans, 2012) and Mason Plumlee’s older brother, Miles Plumlee (Indiana, 2012).
Mason Plumlee will play for Kidd, the former NBA all-star guard who is in his first season as Brooklyn’s head coach.
“When you talk about Mason,” Kidd said in an interview with ESPN, “he comes from a great program in Duke. He comes from one of the best coaches in Coach K. He’s a coach’s dream and I’m happy he’s on board.”
At the NBA Combine, Plumlee measure a 9-foot standing reach and a 36-inch vertical leap.
Brooklyn’s general manager is former Duke player Billy King, who was particularly busy on Thursday. In addition to the draft, the Nets are also reportedly close to a blockbuster deal with the Boston Celtics to acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The Associated Press cited a source that said the Nets were attempting to acquire Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry for a package of players and draft picks that includes Kris Humphries.
Being selected in the first round means Plumlee is guaranteed two years of salaries in excess of $1 million per year.
According to the NBA’s Rookie Salary Cap for the 2013-14 season, Plumlee will make $1,082,200 this season and $1,130,900 during the 2014-15 season. The Nets will hold an option for his third season at a salary of $1,179,600.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke power forward Ryan Kelly with the 48th pick Thursday in the NBA draft.
Kelly, 7-foot, 230, averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior in 2012-13. He could give the Lakers a much-needed dimension as a perimeter shooter with the size to stretch defenses.
However, Kelly was limited to only 23 games last season because of a broken right foot that required surgery in April. He injured his foot in March 2012 and again last season.
The Lakers had only one selection after dealing their first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Ramon Sessions late in 2011-12.
TEAM-BY-TEAM BREAKDOWN OF THURSDAY'S DRAFT
Team-by-team breakdown of the players each team ended up with in the draft:
1 (17) Dennis Schroeder, g, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany).
1 (16) Lucas Riva Nogueira, c, Estudiantes (Spain) (from Boston through Dallas).
2 (44) Mike Muscala, c, Bucknell (from Dallas).
2 (47) Raul Neto, g, Lagun Aro GBC (Spain).
2 (50) James Ennis, f, Long Beach State.
1 (13) Kelly Olynyk, c, Gonzaga (from Dallas).
1 (22) Mason Plumlee, c, New Jersey.
1 (4) Cody Zeller, c, Indiana.
1 (20) Tony Snell, g, New Mexico.
2 (49) Erik Murphy, f, Florida.
1 (1) Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV.
1 (19) Sergey Karasev, f, Triumph (Russia).
2 (33) Carrick Felix, g, Arizona State.
1 (18) Shane Larkin, g, Miami (from Atlanta).
2 (46) Erick Green, g, Virginia Tech (from Utah).
1 (8) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, g, Georgia.
2 (56) Peyton Siva, g, Louisville.
|Golden State Warriors|
1 (30) Nemanja Nedovic, g, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) (from Phoenix).
2 (34) Isaiah Canaan, g, Murray State.
1 (23) Solomon Hill, f, Arizona.
2 (53) Indiana, Colton Iverson, c, Colorado State.
1 (25) Reggie Bullock, f, North Carolina.
2 (48) Ryan Kelly, f, Duke.
2 (41) Jamaal Franklin, f, San Diego State.
2 (55) Joffrey Lauvergne, f, Partizan (Adraitic League) (from Denver).
2 (60) Janis Timma, f, Ventspils (Latvia).
1 (15) Giannis Antetokunbo, f, Filathlitikos (Greece).
1 (14) Shabazz Muhammad, g, UCLA (from Utah).
1 (21) Gorgui Dieng, c, Louisville (from Utah).
2 (52) Lorenzo Brown, g, N.C. State.
2 (59) Bojan Dubljevic, f, Valencia BC (Spain).
|New Orleans Pelicans|
1 (11) Michael Carter-Williams, g, Syracuse (from Philadelphia).
2 (42) Pierre Jackson, g, Baylor (from Philadelphia).
|New York Knicks|
1 (24) Tim Hardaway, Jr., g, Michigan.
|Oklahoma City Thunder|
1 (12) Steven Adams, c, Pittsburgh.
1 (26) Andre Roberson, f, Colorado (from Minnesota therough Golden State).
2 (32) Alejandro Abrines, g, Barcelona (Spain).
1 (2) Victor Oladipo, g, Indiana.
2 (51) Romero Osby, f, Oklahoma.
1 (6) Nerlens Noel, c, Kentucky (from New Orleans).
2 (35) Glenn Rice Jr., r, Rio Grande (NBADL).
1 (5) Alex Len, c, Maryland.
1 (29) Archie Goodwin, g, Kentucky (from Oklahoma City through Golden State).
2 (57) Alex Oriakhi, f, Missouri.
|Portland Trail Blazers|
1 (10) C.J. McCollum, g, Lehigh.
2 (31) Allen Crabbe, g, California (from Cleveland).
2 (39) Jeff Withey, c, Kansas.
2 (40) Grant Jerrett, f, Arizona.
2 (45) Marko Todorovic, c, Regal Barcelona (Spain).
1 (7) Ben McLemore, g, Kansas.
2 (36) Ray McCallum, g, Detroit.
|San Antonio Spurs|
1 (28) Livio Jean-Charles, f, ASVEL (France).
2 (58) DeShaun Thomas, f, Ohio State.
1 (9) Trey Burke, g, Michigan (from Minnesota).
1 (27) Rudy Gobert, c, Cholet (France) (from Denver).
1 (3) Otto Porter, Jr., f, Georgetown.
2 (38) Nate Wolters, g, South Dakota State.
2 (54) Arsalan Kazemi, f, Oregon State.
2013 NBA DRAFT
|At The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.|
1. Cleveland, Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV
2. Orlando, Victor Oladipo, g, Indiana
3. Washington, Otto Porter, Jr., f, Georgetown
4. Charlotte, Cody Zeller, c, Indiana
5. Phoenix, Alex Len, c, Maryland
6. New Orleans, Nerlens Noel, c, Kentucky
7. Sacramento, Ben McLemore, g, Kansas
8. Detroit, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, g, Georgia
9. b-Minnesota, Trey Burke, g, Michigan
10. Portland, C.J. McCollum, g, Lehigh
11. Philadelphia, Michael Carter-Williams, g, Syracuse
12. Oklahoma City (from Toronto via Houston), Steven Adams, c, Pittsburgh
13. c-Dallas, Kelly Olynyk, c, Gonzaga
14. b-Utah, Shabazz Muhammad, f, UCLA
15. Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokunbo, f, Filathlitikos (Greece)
16. c,d-Boston, Lucas Riva Nogueira, c, Estudiantes (Spain)
17. Atlanta, Dennis Schroeder, g, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
18. d-Atlanta (from Houston via Brooklyn), Shane Larkin, g, Miami
19. Cleveland (from L.A. Lakers), Sergey Karasev, f, Triumph (Russia)
20. Chicago, Tony Snell, g, New Mexico
21. b-Utah (from Golden State via Brooklyn), Gorgui Dieng, c, Louisville
22. Brooklyn, Mason Plumlee, c, New Jersey
23. Indiana, Solomon Hill, f, Arizona
24. New York, Tim Hardaway, Jr., g, Michigan
25. L.A. Clippers, Reggie Bullock, f, North Carolina
26. e-Minnesota (from Memphis via Houston), Andre Roberson, f, Colorado
27. f-Denver, Rudy Gobert, c, Cholet (France)
28. San Antonio, Livio Jean-Charles, f, ASVEL (France)
29. g-Oklahoma City, Archie Goodwin, g, Kentucky
30. h-Phoenix (from Miami via L.A. Lakers and Cleveland), Nemanja Nedovic, g, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
31. i-Cleveland (from Orlando), Allen Crabbe, g, California
32. Oklahoma City (from Charlotte), Alejandro Abrines, g, Barcelona (Spain)
33. Cleveland, Carrick Felix, g, Arizona State
34. Houston (from Phoenix), Isaiah Canaan, g, Murray State
35. Philadelphia (from New Orleans), Glenn Rice Jr., r, Rio Grande (NBADL)
36. Sacramento, Ray McCallum, g, Detroit
37. Detroit, Tony Mitchell, g, North Texas
38. Washington, Nate Wolters, g, South Dakota State
39. Portland (from Minnesota via Boston and Cleveland), Jeff Withey, c, Kansas
40. Portland, Grant Jerrett, f, Arizona
41. Memphis (from Toronto), Jamaal Franklin, f, San Diego State
42. a-Philadelphia, Pierre Jackson, g, Baylor
43. Milwaukee, Ricky Ledo, g, Providence
44. d-Atlanta (from Dallas), Mike Muscala, c, Bucknell
45. Portland (from Boston), Marko Todorovic, c, Regal Barcelona (Spain)
46. f-Utah, Erick Green, g, Virginia Tech
47. Atlanta, Raul Neto, g, Lagun Aro GBC (Spain)
48. L.A. Lakers, Ryan Kelly, f, Duke
49. Chicago, Erik Murphy, f, Florida
50. Atlanta (from Houston), James Ennis, f, Long Beach State
51. Orlando (from Golden State via Denver and New York), Romero Osby, f, Oklahoma
52. Minnesota (from Brooklyn), Lorenzo Brown, g, N.C. State
53. Indiana, Colton Iverson, c, Colorado State
54. Washington (from New York), Arsalan Kazemi, f, Oregon State
55. Memphis, Joffrey Lauvergne, f, Partizan (Adraitic League)
56. Detroit (from L.A. Clippers), Peyton Siva, g, Louisville
57. Phoenix (from Denver via L.A. Lakers), Alex Oriakhi, f, Missouri
58. San Antonio, DeShaun Thomas, f, Ohio State
59. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City), Bojan Dubljevic, f, Valencia BC (Spain)
60. Memphis (from Miami), Janis Timma, f, Ventspils (Latvia)
a-New Orleans and Philadelphia traded the rights to selected players.
b-Minnesota and Utah traded the rights to selected players.
c-Dallas and Boston traded the rights to selected players.
d-Traded the rights to Dallas for the rights to Lucas Riva Nogueira, c, Estudiantes (Spain). Dallas traded the rights to Atlanta and the second-round (No. 44) selection for Shane Larkin, g, Miami.
e-Traded to Golden State for cash and a future second-round pick.
f-Traded the rights to to Utah for cash and the Jazz's second-round (No. 46) selection.
g-Traded the rights to Golden State for the rights to Andre Roberson, f, Colorado and a future second-round draft pick.
h-Traded the rights to first-round (No. 30) selection Nemanja Nedovic, g, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) to Oklahoma City for the rights to first-round (No. 29) selection Archie Goodwin, g, Kentucky.
i-Traded the rights to second-round (No. 31) selection Allen Crabbe, g, California to Portland for two future second-round draft picks.