NBA The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

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List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Brooklyn Nets. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

All Brooklyn Nets draft picks have played a role in the franchise getting to where it is today. While the Nets have yet to win an NBA championship, but they have featured quite a few legendary players in their history. Most of those joined the team via trades or free agent signings like Jason Kidd and Julius Erving, two of the best basketball players ever, as well as Vince Carter and D’Angelo Russell, among the best players in the league right now

However, the first-round picks by the Nets range from great players who achieved many things for the franchise to those who never played a single game for them.  

But which of these Nets draft picks had the greatest impact on the franchise? The stats below reflect only the players' time spent with the Nets, and that is what you should base your vote on: Did this player thrive with the Nets?

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Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 10 (2008)

Stats
562 games played, 18.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2013)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 22 (2017)

Stats
152 games played, 9.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg

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Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 3 (1981)

Stats
635 games played, 16.4 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.5 apg

Achievements
3× NBA All-Star (1982, 1983, 1986)
All-NBA Second Team (1983)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1982)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1982)

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Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 1 (2001)

Stats
283 games played, 15.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.4 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2004)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 7 (1977)

Stats
193 games played, 20.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.6 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Team (1978)

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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 12 (1989)

Stats
194 games played, 13.0 ppg, 5.9 apg

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Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 1 (1990)

Stats
348 games played, 19.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.1 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (1994)
2× All-NBA Third Team (1993, 1994)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1991)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1991)

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Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 2 (1991)

Stats
304 games played, 15.3 ppg, 7.8 apg, 3.4 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (1994)

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Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 8 (1996)

Stats
496 games played, 14.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)

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Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 24 (2002)

Stats
226 games played, 11.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.1 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 3 (2010)

Stats
56 games played, 6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg

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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 21 (2008)

Stats
66 games played, 7.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg

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Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 13 (1982)

Stats
91 games played, 4.6 ppg

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Cliff T. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Cliff T. Robinson

Overall selection: 11 (1979)

Stats
133 games played, 16.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg

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Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 11 (2009)

Stats
88 games played, 8.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.9 apg

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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 10 (1981)

Stats
410 games played, 13.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.4 apg

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Josh Boone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 23 (2006)

Stats
256 games played, 5.2 ppg, 5 rbg

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Sean Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 17 (2007)

Stats
126 games played, 4.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg

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Calvin Natt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 8 (1979)

Stats
53 games played, 19.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.1 apg

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Dwayne Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Dwayne Washington

Overall selection: 13 (1986)

Stats
140 games played, 8.9 ppg

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Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 4 (1988)

Stats
510 games played, 13.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1989)

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Rex Walters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 16 (1993)

Stats
139 games played, 5.2 ppg

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Dennis Hopson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 3 (1987)

Stats
202 games played, 13.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg

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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 27 (2017)

Stats
Never played for Nets

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Marcus Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brooklyn Nets First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Overall selection: 22 (2006)

Stats
132 games played, 6.4 ppg, 3.3 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2007)