What Brooklyn Nets Have Highest Expectations?

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Apr 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (0) shoots a lay up against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

3. Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack comes into the 2015-16 season as the expected starting point guard for the Nets. He had one of the best year’s of his 10-year NBA career averaging 12.0 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.1 assists. The only other players on the current that could see time at point guard include Donald Sloan, Markel Brown, Shane Larkin, and Ryan Boatright.

As of now, Jack will get the majority of minutes and look to facilitate Hollins’ offense. The position as a whole certainly doesn’t have quality depth even though there are four different options. Sloan has been a third point guard for most of his career and has also spent his first couple of years in and out of the NBA D-League. This year will be Larkin’s third in the league. Last season he played for the New York Knicks, in which he made 22 starts. But as it is well-known, the Knicks didn’t exactly have a roster that was very difficult to earn playing time on.

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Brown was able to earn minutes behind both Williams and Jack last season. In 16.6 minutes per game, Brown averaged 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds. Not exactly eye-popping stats, but it is easy to assume he will improve coming off his rookie season. Boatright is under contract, but has a good chance of getting cut during training camp. He has been a popular name since his time at UCONN when he and Shabazz Napier led the team to a National Championship.

Jack will be a key player because of his bump to the starting position. In a league full of elite athletes at the position, Jack will have his work cut out for him night in and night out.

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