Points per possession last year by Deron Williams, Kyle Korver, Andrei Kirilenko, Paul Millsap and Mehmet Okur, the highest rate for any quintet that spent at least 100 minutes on the floor together.
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Deron Williams has everything you look for—shooting, penetrations, passing, defense—but where he has grown is in running the team. He's gotten a lot better at the end of games in the high pick-and-roll, the high picks especially. He's going to keep getting better and better.... Williams is an example of how they develop their young guys as well as anybody. They know what they need for their system and they draft to fit what they're looking for.... It was smart for them to re-sign Mehmet Okur for what he brings offensively. Okur is not just Raef LaFrentz shooting from the outside—he'll make you pay on the low block if you don't respect him.... Paul Millsap had a great year by his standards, but I want Carlos Boozer in there for the big games. He's much bigger and stronger, and he's going to carve out more space and knock down that shot at the elbow all the time.... Ronnie Brewer had a very good year. He showed great ability to finish on the break, and he is a really good defender.... Another young player who's coming on is C.J. Miles. He can knock down threes and he can get to the rim—which gives him the advantage over Kyle Korver.