With the 59th pick in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors select Xavier Thames, the former San Diego State point guard. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets have acquired the rights to picks No. 59 and 60, meaning Thames will play with his favorite player (Joe Johnson) in Brooklyn.
Thames averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 41.1 percent his senior year as an Aztec. "X" brings lights-out shooting, pick-and-roll expertise and tenacious defense to the Nets.
Thames now becomes the fourth SDSU alumnus in the NBA (Malcolm Thomas, Jamaal Franklin, Kawhi Leonard).
Before the draft I predicted that a trade to the Nets on draft night was one of the top 10 most likely scenarios that Thames would find himself in the NBA. Thames will be a great fit on a team whose aging guards, namely Deron Williams, could use a college veteran point guard to knock down some shots and play tough defense while they rest their "old" legs.