Nets can finally say wait til next year
Ill-fated blockbuster will finally be behind Brooklyn on draft night
“With the eighth pick in the 2018 Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select [fill in the blank],” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will utter from the dais at Barclays Center at about 9 p.m. or so on June 21.
And with that announcement, the last remnants of arguably the worst deal in modern league history, and certainly the most damaging during the Brooklyn era of the Nets’ franchise will come to an end.
The Nets have been paying for general manager Billy King’s so-called 2013 blockbuster deal with the Celtics for far too long now, getting another painful reminder of the ill-fated swap Tuesday night during the NBA’s annual Draft Lottery.