Brooklyn Nets: 15 best draft picks of all-time
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By Phil Watson

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JUNE 26: Kerry Kittles poses for a photo after being drafted number eight overall by the New Jersey Nets on June 26, 1996 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherdord, New Jersey during the 1996 NBA Draft. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and /or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets don’t have a great record when it comes to the NBA Draft, but they have landed some gems in their history. Here are their 15 best picks.

Since their inception as the short-lived New York Freighters in 1967, the Brooklyn Nets franchise has not racked up the best record when it comes to success in the NBA Draft (or the ABA Draft, for that matter).

Since that first ABA Draft in 1967, the Nets have had 70 players emerge from those talent drawings to don a Nets uniform.

That includes the likes of first-round flameouts Yinka Dare, Ed O’Bannon and Pearl Washington to late-round finds such as Brian Mahoney (16th round, ABA 1971) and Oliver Taylor (taken in the late rounds in 1970, before the ABA published the actual order of...

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