Josh Newman, SNYNets.com
The Nets have gotten a bit of a late start on pre-draft workouts compared to the rest of the league, but the first 12 players to roll through East Rutherford are now known.
On Tuesday, the team will work out Vincent Council (Providence), Ray McCallum (Detroit), Dami Sapara (College of the Ozarks), Allen Crabbe (California), Jeff Withey (Kansas) and Reggie Johnson (Miami).
On Wednesday, it will be Chris Flores (NJIT), Tyler Brown (Illinois State), Archie Goodwin (Kentucky), A.J. Davis (James Madison), Tony Snell (New Mexico), Reggie Bullock (North Carolina).
The draft is one of the best opportunities that the Nets will have to upgrade their roster this summer, so nailing the pick will be important.
The Nets own the 22nd overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, which is slated for June 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They do not currently have a second round pick, but could use part or all of their $3 million cash limit to purchase one. Last year, they used $2.75 million out of the $3 million to buy second-round picks that became Tyshawn Taylor and Toko Shengelia.
Crabbe, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard and Withey, a 7-foot defensive-minded big man, hold some intrigue. Both fill a need, both have previously been slotted to the Nets in reputable mock drafts and both are still likely to be available to the Nets at No. 22. Crabbe could bolster the Nets’ bench scoring behind Joe Johnson, while Withey projects as a backup to Brook Lopez.
Crabbe and Withey were both scheduled to work out for the Knicks on Monday afternoon at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh.
Council showed himself at the Nets Draft Combine last month, and impressed at least one NBA scout.
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