Debating Who Should Start at Point Guard for the Knicks

Ethan Sherwood Strauss@SherwoodStraussNBA Lead WriterJuly 25, 2012

It is very difficult to choose between Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton. This is not a compliment to either; quite the contrary. This is a "lesser of two evils" choice. Or, more accurately, it is a "better of two bad point guards" decision.

Felton is the younger of the two and shows more promise. The counter is that he's 28 years old and coming off the worst season of his career in Portland. Felton was also obviously overweight in the Pacific Northwest. Though there are reports of recent slimming, it's concerning to start a point guard for which conditioning is a concern.

It is also concerning to start a middle-aged PG, Jason Kidd. Even with his automobile stewardship not withstanding, J-Kidd is not quite what he used to be. At six points and five assists per game, we're a long way from those Cal days. The hope is that he can rekindle some chemistry with Tyson Chandler and connect on just enough alley oops to justify his roster spot.

Regardless of the choice, New York is in a rough spot. It's lost Jeremy Lin and should be pleasantly surprised with an adequate replacement. 

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