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NBA Draft 2024: Top 3 options for Brooklyn Nets to consider targeting

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G Zyon Pullin, Florida

In some ways, Zyon Pullin can be viewed as a "Kolek Lite" of sorts, including some of the same concerns about age. But Pullin can likely be had much later in the draft and perhaps even after it.

After a great four-year run at UC Riverside, Pullin spent his final collegiate season at Florida. He was a steady floor general for the Gators, averaging 15.5 points and 4.9 assists per game. He proved particularly adept from behind the arc, shooting a career-high 44.9 percent from three.

Pullin is a great and safe distributor who isn't prone to turn the ball over when he's handling it. He had one of the best assist-to-turnover ratios in the sport, avoiding mistakes like the plague.

He's also very solid on the other end of the court. Pullin is a smart player who has a sense of where he needs to be on each possession. He's also strong enough to keep opposing ball handlers in front of him.

While Pullin is clearly a three to pull up, he sometimes turns down open three-point opportunities, perhaps too aware of what his teammates around him are trying to do.

He's also ancient, by NBA standards. Like Kolek, Pullin is already 23 years old with five years of college tread on the tires. His floor is a spot at the back of a rotation, but his ceiling may not be that of a full-time starter in the NBA.

The Nets would only need to trade into the back end of the second round to ensure Pullin is there for them