Starting Point Guard: Jeremy Lin
There is no question who Brooklyn’s starting point guard will be. That job belongs to Jeremy Lin. Provided he is healthy, of course.
When Lin entertained the idea of leaving the Charlotte Hornets in free agency, he did so with an important goal in mind: Lin wanted to be a starter.
After serving in a sixth-man type role in Charlotte, Lin wanted the opportunity to start. And he found his match in the Brooklyn Nets. Lin signed a three-year deal, worth $36 million to join the Nets.
The Nets will rely on Lin in a multitude of ways. Lin will run the offense, distribute the ball, and, ideally, hold his own on defense as well.
Lin will be watched closely as he returns to the New York area. It was with the New York Knicks that Lin made a name for himself, although the Knicks reportedly did not want to sign Lin this offseason.
Brooklyn was elated to sign Lin, who is an unquestioned starter, and will be looked at as a leader, as well.
Most nights, the Nets will trot Lin out as the starter. Beyond Lin, though, Brooklyn has a few options. With that said, here are a few players who could see time as a backup point guard.