Brooklyn Nets Smart to Pick Mason Plumlee in First Round of 2013 NBA Draft

By Michael Terrill

The Brooklyn Nets selected power forward Mason Plumlee with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He certainly provides quality depth behind Reggie Evans and Kris Humphries. Not to mention, he could become a force to be reckoned with in the near future while starting next to Brook Lopez.

The 6’11”, 238-pound big man dominates around the basket, which is where a majority of his scoring takes place. He also is an above-average rebounder who brings a lot of energy to the position. The fact is Plumlee is destined to play power forward, but he is more than capable of handling the center position as well. If something were to ever happen to Lopez during the season, Plumlee is confident he would be able to fill in nicely without the team losing much production.

“I’m just a player, so it comes down to what a coach wants, who the other players are,” Plumlee said in mid-June, according to the Washington Post. “I think it’s valuable in that I can play both. A guy gets hurt at center, I can slide over. I can play the four, so I’m very confident in being able to do both.”

The Nets have to be excited to get a player of Plumlee’s talent on their team. However, what has them even more pumped for the arrival of the Duke player is the fact that he comes from a great school and was coached by one of the best in the business. In fact, it should not take long for Plumlee to pick up Brooklyn’s scheme and fit right in.

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