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Brooklyn Nets: How Deron Williams Matches Up Each Atlantic Division PG
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Competition is all about comparative advantage, and for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, they are hoping that their franchise player, Deron Williams, attains that edge on a nightly basis at the point guard position. However, in the Atlantic Division alone, this expectation is freighted by a number of concerns.

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers) are two young, athletic Atlantic Division point guards who will be nipping at the veteran Williams' heels next season.

Moreover, as it currently stands, Brooklyn's new favorite son is not even the best playmaker in his division—that honor goes to the more well-rounded Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics).  

Neither of these preliminary concerns take away from the fact that Williams is an outstanding offensive player with the creativity and shooting range to return to the 20 points and 10 assists per game he averaged when he was with the Utah Jazz between 2007 and 2010.

However, in order for Williams to execute at that level, he will have to face a challenging and versatile blend of Atlantic Division starting point guards next season.

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