Nets get high marks in ESPN Draft Analytics ranking
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By Net Income

In an ESPN survey of how teams use analytics in making Draft decisions, the Nets get high grades, being ranked behind only the data-heavy quartet of the Rockets, Celtics, Spurs, and Thunder.

Ben Alamar of ESPN Stats and Scores admits he was surprised at where the Nets are ranked in his poll of current and former NBA executives and analysts. He wanted “to get a sense of which teams do the best job of incorporating analytics in an impactful way in their draft process,” he wrote.

Here’s what he wrote about the Nets and Sean Marks, who worked for years with R.C. Buford, the Spurs GM and analytics aficionado...

“Perhaps a surprise entry, but another Buford disciple (notice a trend?), general manager Sean Marks, has changed the process in Brooklyn, and folks around the NBA have noticed. Said one current NBA front-office type: “Sean is definitely doing things the right way.”

The Nets have certainly incorporated analytics in their decision-making on the court, on the bench and in the front office. Now, says Alamar, they’ve become a leader in the draft war room as...

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