2021 NBA Draft mock #27: Brooklyn Nets: Trey Murphy III
The Nets are geared up to compete for the NBA title for the foreseeable future. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving all have two years left on their deals leaving Brooklyn’s title window wide-open. Expect them to try to add an NBA-ready piece to give them another option off the bench in a playoff series.
Trey Murphy III just finished his third college season, but first at the University of Virginia. He averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 29.6 minutes per game. Murphy III shot 50.3 percent from the field and 43.3 percent on his 3-point attempts.
The 20-year-old has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft while maintaining his NCAA eligibility. The 6’9 forward has connected on 40.1 percent of his 476 career college 3-point tries. His ability as a stretch forward should have plenty of teams interested.
There are defensive questions and Trey Murphy III will need time to develop, but he is an outstanding shooter. That alone could earn him a place in an NBA rotation. The Nets add another floor spacer to put around their three superstars with the hopes of helping Murphy III become an average NBA defender and solid rotation piece in his prime.
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