Before the NBA draft began on Thursday, Nets GM Billy King wanted to make sure that his team got better from the perimeter, got better rebounding and got a little tougher. King feels he accomplished all three. "It's what we addressed going in," King said after the Nets acquired Providence guard Marshon Brooks in a trade with Boston, after the Celtics selected the nation's No. 2 scorer with the No. 25 pick. "We needed scoring, rebounding and toughness. If we can get that from these guys, then it was a good draft." The Nets selected JaJuan Johnson of Purdue with their first pick, No. 27 overall, then traded the 6-10 Johnson to Boston along with a 2014 second-round pick for the rights for Brooks, who was the leading scorer in the Big East Conference last season. The 6-5 Brooks, who averaged 24.6 points per game last season, with a career-high of 52 against Notre Dame and 43 vs. Georgetown, is compared by NBA scouts to Josh Howard and Jordan Crawford. The 22-year-old shooting guard gradually increased his scoring average over all four seasons at Providence. "You like to take four-year players," King said, "because you can see their progress and they understand what it takes to be a good basketball player."
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