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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Rookies New Jersey Nets Must Watch If Deron Williams Walks
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Let's face it, Nets fans. There is no Deron Williams without Dwight Howard.

Williams recently said that he will not follow in the footsteps of Howard, and that he does plan to opt out of his deal with the New Jersey Nets.

If that's the case, New Jersey will not only need to fill the void at the point guard position, but they'll also need to add a scoring threat similar to Williams.

Drafting a top point guard would be ideal, but it's also not out of the question for the Nets to draft a big-name forward to attract a free-agent point guard to come to Brooklyn.

Either way, the Nets need to be proactive in the 2012 NBA draft in order to start their Brooklyn franchise off on the right foot.

Here are 10 rookies the Nets should keep an eye on if D-Will leaves New Jersey:

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