Spotlighting and Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets’ Point Guard Position

September 17th, 2013 by Frank Cesare Leave a reply »

The Brooklyn Nets may have a top-five point guard in Deron Williams, but competent backups are sometimes as valuable as a superstar floor general. 

A championship-caliber team needs depth to keep a starter's minutes in check and to hedge against injuries, and the point guard position, which is one of the more demanding roster spots, must be filled with players the head coach can trust. 

The Nets have three pure point guards on their roster in Deron Williams, Shaun Livingston and Tyshawn Taylor, so let's take a look at their roles for the 2013-14 NBA season. 


Deron Williams

Williams has been a dominant 1 since his junior year at Illinois University, when he carried the Fighting Illini to the national championship game in 2005. Although his team fell short to the University of North Carolina, he did enough to be selected third overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.

Since becoming a member of the Nets, Williams has helped change the culture of the organization. 

His court vision and ability to carve defenses off of the pick-and-roll earne ...

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