Nets shooting guards breakdown

September, 25, 2013
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Brooklyn Nets training camp begins on Oct. 1 at Duke University. Here's a position-by-position breakdown, continuing with shooting guard.

The Starter: Joe Johnson

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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesJoe Johnson had an up-and-down first year with the Nets.
Johnson, 32, should be motivated after shooting just 2-for-14 in his team's Game 7 ouster last season.

Johnson had an up-and-down first year in Brooklyn, and was clearly bothered by plantar fasciitis by the time it was over.

He hasn't been around during the offseason, but did say at a boxing match at Barclays Center that he felt 100 percent.

It will be interesting to see how Johnson fits into first-year coach Jason Kidd's new offensive system. Iso Joe thrived in isolation sets last season, something Kidd wants to get away from. Will he be relegated to being a $21.5 million shooting guard?

Granted, maybe that will be a good thing. After all, Johnson shot 37.5 percent from 3-point range, and usually makes baskets when he's open.

Kidd said Johnson remains the go-to guy with the game on the line. He went 9-for-10 in the final minute of games in which the margin was three points or fewer.

As long as Johnson buys into the team concept and stays healthy, he should be a great weapon on the court.

The backup: Jason Terry

Terry is the forgotten man in the blockbuster trade that brought future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.

The 36-year-old is no longer the threat he once was, but can still shoot. He drained 37.2 percent of his 3-point attempts in the regular season and 44.1 percent of them in the postseason last year.

Terry can probably be productive player while playing 15-20 minutes per game. He'll bring a veteran presence to the locker room.

Only question is: Will he be adding another Larry O'Brien Trophy to his tattoo collection?

The third-stringer: Alan Anderson

Anderson may end up being a very good value signing, since he's inked for the veteran's minimum. Who knows, maybe the 30-year-old might end up surpassing Terry on the depth chart. Kidd thinks very highly of the journeyman Anderson, who averaged 10.7 points and shot 33.3 percent from beyond the arc last season with the Raptors.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8