The Brooklyn Nets are trying to move up in the 2015 NBA Draft and they are shopping Mason Plumlee in an effort to try and entice potential trade partners. The Nets are looking to move into a late lottery spot in the Draft which is anywhere from the number 11 spot to the 14th spot.
It was reported by Stefan Bondy of the NY Post that the Nets were looking to move up in the draft.
According to a source close to the Nets organization, Brooklyn has already made a few offers to teams with the most notable offer being to the Indiana Pacers who hold the 11th pick in the Draft. Brooklyn reportedly offered the Pacers the number 29 pick in the draft and Mason Plumlee for the 11th pick in this years draft. There is no word on if any further talks are going on between the two teams, but we will keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.
The closer that June 25 approaches we expect to hear even more rumors, but don’t be surprised if a move with Plumlee’s name involved goes down on draft night which happens to be in the Nets’ home arena Barclays Center. Just two years ago, a trade was announced at Barclays Center on draft night that had the Nets receiving Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. It was a blockbuster deal that changed the culture of the Nets organization and it completely overshadowed the Nets selection of Plumlee at pick number 25 in the first round.
Plumlee had a roller coaster season during his sophomore campaign last year and it did not end well too say the least. The Hawks used the hack-a-plumlee strategy to force coach Lionel Hollins hand and Plumlee’s abominable free throw shooting forced him to stay on the bench for the majority of the postseason. Plumlee averaged only 8 minutes per game during the playoffs after averaging 21 minutes per game during the regular season.
There is no guarantee of any trade happening and as we’ve seen in the past with Brook Lopez, no matter how many rumors pop up, nothing is set in stone until both teams have reached a mutual agreement. We will see where Plumlee ends up by the end of June 25th.