Let's face it, Nets fans. There is no Deron Williams without Dwight Howard.
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: