Best: Brooklyn Nets — Jason Kidd
It’s a shockingly weak Nets field. The only other real choice is Julius Erving, but he played only three ABA seasons with the Nets.
We’ll stick with Kidd, who averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists a game over seven seasons with the Nets, and he also led them to shocking back to back appearances in the NBA Finals.
Jason Kidd was Russell Westbrook back in the day, a walking triple double, and he leads the Nets all time in assists and steals.
Worst: Brooklyn Nets — Dennis Hopson
The New Jersey Nets owned the number three pick in the 1987 draft and used it on Ohio State wing Dennis Hopson. Hopson never quite found his footing, improving gradually over three seasons before being offloaded unceremoniously in a trade.
Maybe the Nets should have taken the Central Arkansas wing that went two picks after Hopson, one Scottie Pippen.
If not Pippen, they might have picked up Reggie Miller, Kevin Johnson, or Horace Grant, all among the next ten picks. It was a huge miss for the Nets.