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View Poll Results: Most important player on the Nets?
Deron Williams 10 50.00%
Joe Johnson 1 5.00%
Paul Pierce 2 10.00%
Kevin Garnett 0 0%
Brook Lopez 4 20.00%
Hard to pick any when they seem equally important 3 15.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:38 AM
 
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Sorry, should clarify. Most important of the "big 5" starters in Brooklyn. They have some BIG names for every position and a really deadly starting line up on paper, sort of a weak bench though. They have 2 years of legit title contending time with the team with this roster.

Point Guard: Deron Williams
Points per game: 18.9 (highest ever 21.3)
Blocks per game: 0.4
Steals per game: 1.0
Assists per game: 7.7
Rebounds per game: 3.0
Free throw percentage: .859
Three point percentage: .378
Field goal percentage: .440
Minutes per game: 36.4

Age: 29
All-Star Selections: 3X (2010, 2011, and 2012)

Shooting Guard: Joe Johnson
Points per game: 16.3 (highest ever 25.0)
Blocks per game: 0.2
Steals per game: 0.7
Assists per game: 3.5
Rebounds per game: 3.0
Free throw percentage: .820
Three point percentage: .375
Field goal percentage: .423
Minutes per game: 36.7

Age: 32
All-Star Selections: 6X (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012)

Small Forward: Paul Pierce
Points per game: 18.6 (highest ever 26.8)
Blocks per game: 0.4
Steals per game: 1.1
Assists per game: 4.8
Rebounds per game: 6.3
Free throw percentage: .787
Three point percentage: .380
Field goal percentage: .436
Minutes per game: 33.4

Age: 35
All-Star Selections: 10X (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012)
Finals MVP: 1X (2008)

Power Forward: Kevin Garnett
Points per game: 14.8 (highest ever 24.2)
Blocks per game: 0.9
Steals per game: 1.1
Assists per game: 2.3
Rebounds per game: 7.8
Free throw percentage: .786
Three point percentage: .125
Field goal percentage: .496
Minutes per game: 29.7

Age: 37
All-Star Selections: 15X (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013)
MVA Awards: 1X (2004)

Center: Brook Lopez
Points per game: 19.4 (highest ever 20.4)
Blocks per game: 2.1
Steals per game: 0.4
Assists per game: 0.9
Rebounds per game: 6.9
Free throw percentage: .758
Three point percentage: .000
Field goal percentage: .521
Minutes per game: 30.4

Age: 25
All-Star Selections: 1X (2013)

Who is the most important player on the Brooklyn Nets of these five guys?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Last year it was Brook Lopez, but this upcoming season his importance might be negated some by Garnett's presence
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Looks like Brook Lopez....Joe Johnson is not that good
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Definitely Deron Williams. He is by far the best player and runs the show on offense. He's probably the best defender out of the group (with KG second).

Joe Johnson is really mediocre. KG and Pierce are pretty far removed from their prime and now strictly role players. Brook Lopez is a great scorer, that's pretty much all he does well.

None of those guys are really all that good at getting their own shots nowadays. They need Deron Williams to create for them and get them shots.

Which player I would be most concerned about not pulling their weight in a playoff series...I would go with Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez for that one. But to me that's not the same as most important. That's confusing a lack reliability with importance.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Is this a serious question? Without a doubt, Deron Williams...........

He is one of the best distributors in the league. If they make the playoffs, 65% of it will be because of D-Will.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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Definitely Deron Williams. He is by far the best player and runs the show on offense. He's probably the best defender out of the group (with KG second).

Joe Johnson is really mediocre. KG and Pierce are pretty far removed from their prime and now strictly role players. Brook Lopez is a great scorer, that's pretty much all he does well.

None of those guys are really all that good at getting their own shots nowadays. They need Deron Williams to create for them and get them shots.

Which player I would be most concerned about not pulling their weight in a playoff series...I would go with Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez for that one. But to me that's not the same as most important. That's confusing a lack reliability with importance.


I disagree. KG is an elite defender, even at his age. Deron Williams is maybe an average defender at best.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Paul Pierce without question. He will be the leader of this team. He played great last year. Got tired at the end of the season cause he had to carry them after Rondo went down.

KG plays older than Pierce. Lopez isn't a leader, hes a great #2 player on a team.

Williams, no f'n way. That dude lacks leadership and drive. He got Jerry Sloan fired in Utah as they were doing anything so they can keep him and he still left. He was fat for the first half of last year and went Lamar Odom / Shaq, getting in shape as the season moves forward. Definitely one of the most overrated players in the league today.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Deron Williams. He's the one player that cannot be replaced, at that level, at that position. Pierce and Johnson can fill interchangably. Less so, but Garnett can play some five with Lopez on the bench or injured.

Who is going to substitute for Deron Williams if he's on the bench or injured?
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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An additional piece: Andre Kirilenko
Brooklyn Nets agree to terms with Andrei Kirilenko, source says - ESPN New York

I am wondering how much Prokorov is paying him under the table. He turned down 1 year, ten million in exchange for 2 years, six million.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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An additional piece: Andre Kirilenko
Brooklyn Nets agree to terms with Andrei Kirilenko, source says - ESPN New York

I am wondering how much Prokorov is paying him under the table. He turned down 1 year, ten million in exchange for 2 years, six million.
Now the Nets are getting scary. Kirilenko should allow Pierce, KG and Joe Johnson to play fewer minutes which should help them maximize the quality of their games. Depending on matchups of course, this might be the Nets best lineup:

5-Lopez
4-Garnett
3-Kirilenko
2-Pierce
1-DWilliams

But even if Kirilenko ends up only averaging about 18 minutes a game, he'll be a big help. I think his defense and unselfishness make other players better.

The Nets in my estimation have passed the Bulls (for now) as the #2 seed in the East.
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