At Brooklyn’s press conference introducing Jason Kidd yesterday, I asked King what pieces he felt the Nets needed to add to improve, and the first priority he listed was shooting to space the floor. That answer would seem to indicate that King believes Watson, who shot a career-high 41.1% from three-point range this season, is moving on, and that Nets rookie Tyshawn Taylor isn’t quite ready for the second-string point guard position heading into his second season.
King added that he and Kidd have already discussed potential replacements for Watson. No, Kidd is not one of them.
Kidd also said at yesterday’s press conference that he’s interested in exploring offensive sets with Deron Williams off the ball and either Gerald Wallace or Joe Johnson playing “point forward,” skillsets both players have.