And then there is Sean Kilpatrick, who is a dynamic scorer and silenced a number of critics with his play this season, but he is not a lead guard. He’s finished with more than five assists in a game just once this season and has issues with turnovers.
He also reads the defense a few beats slower, and the Nets take a little longer to get into their sets when he is at the top of the key. It may not seem like much, but in big moments, that hesitation can make all the difference.
With the return of Jeremy Lin, he can help nurture these potential point guards in the Nets lineup and perhaps turn things around for the franchise, which now has the improbable task of making it to the playoffs in April.
All things considered, it is possible that Lin’s first year with the Nets is only meant for him to get a feel for his teammates and by the next season, the management would start shopping for other players to boost its frontline to help and take the load off Brook Lopez.
While Lin certainly has a lot of potential good point guards on the roster, there is still much to be desired as far as the frontline of the Nets is concerned.