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When Carmelo has had a passing point guard, he's worked wonders on the court.
When Carmelo Anthony has a great passer on his team, it makes him a better player. For example, in their last full season together in Denver, the duo played great.
Melo was averaging 28.2 points per game. Chauncey was dishing out 5.6 assists per game.
This offseason, the Knicks have acquired three point guards—all of which have a pass-first mentality.
Raymond Felton has a career average of 6.7 assists per game. During his 54 games with New York in 2010-11, Felton averaged an even nine assists per game. With this kind of dishing out, Carmelo can be sure he'll get many open looks, especially as Felton looks to penetrate a porous defense.
Jason Kidd is second on the all-time assists leader boards with 11,842—that alone should tell you that his time on the court with Carmelo will be something special. Coming off the bench, we can expect to see Kidd keep up with last season's 5.5 assists-per-game average. He certainly makes a player like Carmelo Anthony better.
Pablo Prigioni is the third stringer on this new-look Knicks' team. In his last season of international play, the point guard was averaging just over four assists per game. Although he might not have be spending too much time on the hardwood with Anthony, he's already spoken that he'll be the guy that has his eyes open on all those on the court, which could include Carmelo from time to time.