3 Brooklyn Nets That Might Fetch Lottery Pick in 2024 NBA Draft

Despite this draft class being seen as one of the weaker classes in recent years, the Nets would be wise to acquire some picks in this draft.
May 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Taiwanese businessman Joe Tsai (center) cheers during the
May 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Taiwanese businessman Joe Tsai (center) cheers during the / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The NBA Draft Lottery was held on Sunday and while many believe that this is a weaker draft class, this may lead to a fascinating pre-draft process.

NBA Insider Bill Simmons said on his podcast this week that he heard that the first pick in this year's draft has the same value as the tenth pick in most drafts. There are many teams looking to win now in this year's draft, meaning that top ten picks may be available to rebuilding teams like the Nets in this year's draft. If not for the team trading for James Harden, the Nets would hold the third overall pick. Instead, they won't pick at all in this draft unless they make a deal involving one of the players below.

Dorian Finney-Smith

While top ten picks in this year's draft may not fetch a team a superstar like in most seasons, a player like Dorian Finney-Smith may get the Nets an incredible draft pick. While Finney-Smith's stats don't jump off the page, there will be plenty of suitors for Finney-Smith if he's made available by the Nets. Finney-Smith has one year left on his contract at $15 million per year with a player option for 2025-26 which he'll likely decline if he's on a rebuilding team.

The team that's been rumored the most as a potential suitor for Finney-Smith has been the Memphis Grizzlies. The team holds the ninth overall pick in this year's draft after a suspension to Ja Morant and his injuries derailed the season. Other teams that could be interested are the Bulls, Rockets, Kings, and Warriors who pick at the tail end of the lottery.

The ninth-overall pick could land the Nets a potential building block for the future which they desperately need. Reed Sheppard, Dalton Knecht, and Cody Williams are all players that are projected to go in the range the Nets could trade into and they could be great selections for the Nets long term.