Thorn looking for power forward now that draft is over
By TOM CANAVAN
Minutes after introducing draft choices Antoine Wright and Mile Ilic on Tuesday night, New Jersey Nets President Rod Thorn was already concentrating on the future and free agency.
The Nets didn't draft a big man who can play immediately, so Thorn will try to sign one when free agency opens at the end of the week.
It's more than likely going to be a power forward, with Stromile Swift, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Donyell Marshall being the best available.
Swift averaged 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 60 games with the Memphis Grizzlies. Abdur-Rahim averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 with the Portland Trail Blazers. Marshall averaged 11.5 points and 6.6 rebounds with the Raptors.