Nets pick “Mr. Irrelevant” Cory Jefferson with last pick of the 2014 NBA Draft for cash considerations

Updated: June 27, 2014

Billy King was not done after selecting Markel Brown with the 44th pick and Xavier Thames with the 59th pick so he decided to finish the 2014 NBA Draft by acquiring the 60th pick and the rights to Cory Jefferson from the Philadelphia Sixers for $300k.

Jefferson is a 6-9 senior forward from Baylor who averaged 13.7 points and 8.2 boards his senior year for the Bears.

Brooklyn worked out Jefferson, as well as Thames, this past week at PNY Center and obviously saw something that could help the Nets.

He will have his chance to shine and try to make the team when he plays for the Brooklyn Nets summer league team in Orlando starting in July.

Scouts say:

Jefferson uses his body well to establish position in the post area, and does a good job using his lower body to create space. He sets a good target for passers and has good hands. Jefferson doesn’t have many post moves around the basket, but he has become very comfortable with the couple he has. He has shown the ability to be a good on-ball perimeter defender. He positions himself well between his man and the basket, gets low and tries to maintain a good defensive stance. His lateral movement can use some work as can his reaction time to his man’s movements. Jefferson does a very good job tracking missed shots and getting into position to grab the rebound.  He does a good job looking to use his body to box out opponents and once he has position, he goes strong after the ball, extending well and keeping the ball high.


You can view Cory Jefferson’s Draft Combine interview here:

Here are some highlights from his time at Baylor.

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