Two point guards made their debuts for the Nets on Monday night: Tyshawn Taylor for the team and Greg Anthony for YES. Taylor made his only field goal attempt, added his first career assist, and came off the court with a plus/minus rating of plus-6. Wednesday night, he didn't play as well in Miami, going 0-for-3, with no rebounds or assists in four minutes of play. Anthony said the Taylor shouldn't let the limited minutes get him down.
"Right now, it’s a numbers situation and an experience situation for Tyshawn, and I think what’s going to be critical for his success is to not look at this as a negative, but as a positive," Anthony said after the game. "He’s going to have an opportunity to learn from arguably the best point guard in the game (in Deron Williams), and also arguably the best backup point guard as well (in C.J. Watson). Both these guys have a lot of experience in the postseason and know what it takes to be successful at this level."
Anthony also said Taylor needs to be ready when called upon: "For Taylor, this is about learning what it takes to be an NBA player, and making sure you’re prepared so when those opportunities do present themselves you can take advantage of them – a la Jeremy Lin a season ago with the Knicks," Anthony said.
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