Brooklyn Nets: No one wins the point guard battle
The Nets have slowly crawled out of the gutter, but they have yet to firmly establish themselves as a playoff threat. A lot of this is because of unstable play at the point guard spot, where D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin (now with the Hawks) struggled to stay healthy. This year, Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie will both get their chance to prove they can be The Guy going forward. The Nets have intriguing pieces like Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, but they need a consistent distributor to run the show and get everyone involved. If Russell doesn’t make the leap, and Dinwiddie doesn’t look like a viable alternative, this fairly talented young team could flounder in 2018-19.