Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/15/14
In a new feature at Sports-Kings.com, we will be posting features from our friends over at SBRforum.com Knicks vs. Nets Player Preview It’s time to break down the battle of New York as the Knicks and Nets meet up in each team’s regular season opener. There’s bound to be fireworks at the Barclays Center and here are the players you want to keep an eye out for. Deron Williams, one of the best point guards in the league, gives the Nets a clear advantage over the Knicks at the position.Photo Credit: Creative Commons For the Nets, it’s got to be Deron Williams. Williams was one of the most prized free agents over the summer, but ultimately decided to stay with Brooklyn once they made a big move by signing Joe Johnson. Williams remains one of the elite point guards in the game today and should perform at an even higher level now that he’s surrounded by some better teammates. He’ll be matched up against Raymond Felton, who was signed by the Knicks to fill the void of the departed Jeremy Lin. Jason Kidd will get some playing time as the backup point guard. In the point guard battle, the clear advantage goes to the Nets. At the two, Joe Johnson also has the edge over J.R. Smith. Johnson is a silky smooth scorer who should be a terrific complement to Williams in the backcourt. No wonder D-Will decided to stick around and start this new era off in style in Brooklyn. Carmelo Anthony, a teammate of Deron Willams’ on Team USA, is a prolific scorer, and gives the Knicks the edge over the Nets in the frontcourt.Photo Credit: Creative Commons The frontcourt showdown is where things get murky. Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will be the main forces down low and will be going against Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries. The Knicks have instant offense in Anthony and instant defense in Chandler, while Lopez and Humphries are far from good defenders in the post. Advantage New York. So there you have it. The Nets have the advantage in the perimeter and the Knicks have the edge down low, but which way do we go with our NBA picks? For now, you may want to stay away from Brooklyn until we see how they perform in the early stages of the season. The post Knicks vs. Nets: Who has the edge? appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
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