Nets Rumors: Deron Williams, Bogdanovic, Lopez

The Nets, who hold the 57th overall pick, are holding a workout today at their practice facility for roughly two dozen fringe draft prospects. They'll also be hosting a free-agent mini-camp next week, the team announced, and it will likely involve another set of guys trying to play their way onto the end of a team's bench. Here's the rest of the day's news from Brooklyn:

  • Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record rounds up what Deron Williams has said and done since the end of the season to indicate his willingness to re-sign with the Nets.  
  • GM Billy King said Bojan Bogdanovic, a 6'7" swingman currently playing in Turkey, would like to join the Nets, but he remains under contract with his European team, writes Sportando's Emiliano Carchia. The Nets acquired Bogdanovic's NBA rights through a draft-day trade last year, but King did not sound optimistic about him coming to Brooklyn for next season, Carchia says.
  • Restricted free agent center Brook Lopez is "progressing nicely" in his recovery from the ankle injury that ended his season, King told reporters, including Brendan Prunty of the Star-Ledger. King qualified those remarks by saying Lopez is still not running or jumping, as we heard earlier today.
  • Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News looks at Zack Rosen, a prospect whom the Nets could target to fill the backup point guard role. The 6'1" Rosen, who played through what might be a broken thumb at the combine today, hopes to follow the path of another Ivy League point guard: Jeremy Lin.

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