The point guard position of the Brooklyn Nets has not been this stable in years. There are 3 pure point guards on the roster, all bringing something different to the team.
Deron is the leader of the team (even though, as he showed a bit last season with his interviews, sometimes he doesn't want to be the leader), as a starting point guard should be, in my opinion.
Deron has the ability to find an open player from just about anywhere, and this season he will have a lot of personnel to pass to. He also has a knack for scoring, even though it is not his primary responsibility. I expect Deron to score less points per game (21.0 PPG last season), because he finally has offensive players able to score points in bunches (Joe Johnson and healthy Brook Lopez), and his assisting average to go up (8.7 APG last season).
Watson is a solid backup point guard, and is a great bargain for the Nets, signing with the team for a veteran minimum contract. He was the starting PG when Derrick Rose was out with a stiff neck in November of 2010, and held his own.
His season high was 33 points against the Denver Nuggets, where he also shot 50% from the field. I don't expect those numbers from him with the Nets, but he will provide firepower and playmaking stats while Deron Williams is on the bench. Last season Watson averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Taylor was drafted as the 41st overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, and then traded to the Nets for cash considerations. He led the Kansas Jayhawks all the way to the National Championship, but could not stop Anthony Davis and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Tyshawn shows a lot of promise, but has to control his pass selection, which often leads to obvious turnovers. I think that he will blossom under Deron's guidance. The two have already started to bond over the fact that they were both coached by Bill Self, so there is hope that something great comes from their relationship.
The Nets have one of the best point guards in the league at their helm, with the other two solid players to back him up when needed be. This will be crucial in terms of establishing the Brooklyn among the Top 5 in the Eastern Conference.
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