Nets 2021 NBA Mock Draft Roundup: Nets search for ready-made help

UNC's Day'Ron Sharpe
UNC's Day'Ron Sharpe

After a second-round exit last month, the Nets' attention turns to what to do with the No. 27 pick in the upcoming draft.

With the draft set for July 29, here’s who the experts think the Nets could select with their late-first round pick.

Kevin O'Connor, The Ringer

G, Jared Butler, Baylor

Shifty ball handler who moves quickly side-to-side, and uses deception to generate space. Good scorer off the dribble; he’s most potent in the pick-and-roll, as he can pull up for deep 3s or split screens and get to the rim, where he can finish with either hand.

Sam Vecenie, The Athletic

F, Ziaire Williams, Stanford

Williams had a tough year at Stanford, as the team lived out of hotels for the first six weeks of the season, then he left the team in the middle of the season due to a death in the family before returning for the final few games. On the court, he had some true highs, such as a triple-double against Washington. He also averaged 13 points, six rebounds and three assists prior to his month-long departure.

CBS Sports

G, Jared Butler, Baylor

If you're in Brooklyn's situation, I'd lean towards taking someone who can help -- and I think Jared Butler can help.

G, Jared Springer, Tennessee

Scrappy, young combo guard with a defensive focus and an expanding offensive game … Didn’t take a ton of threes, but shot 43.5% on them. Shot 81% from the free throw stripe … Easily repeatable jump shot mechanics … Does a very good job of regaining his balance when making offensive moves, allowing him to make difficult shots.

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report

C, Day'Ron Sharpe, North Carolina

After skipping the NBA combine, Sharpe has seemingly gone into dark mode, as teams have little information about his workouts or schedule. It's led to some talk about a promise, though his name hasn't been tied to any specific team.