Brooklyn Nets Select Markel Brown After Reported Trade with Timberwolves

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 01:  Markel Brown #22 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in action during the Old Spice Classic at HP Field House on December 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Coming into Thursday night, the Brooklyn Nets were without a pick in the 2014 NBA draft. That changed after the Nets worked a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to acquire the 44th overall pick, which they used to draft Markel Brown, per NBA on ESPN:

Andy Katz revealed on the ESPN broadcast that the Nets sent $1 million Minnesota's way for the rights to the pick.

Brown had an up-and-down season with Oklahoma State last year, averaging 17.6 points a game. He's a solid defender who can be seamlessly transitioned into Brooklyn's rotation.