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Having Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton on the roster are significant upgrades over last year's point guards.
Last year's point guards were Mike Bibby, Baron Davis, Toney Douglas and Jeremy Lin, and while Lin had potential, this group was not going to get the job done—not when the Eastern Conference was a powerhouse.
This year, Knicks fan are in for a treat. The point guard duties fall on Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.
First off, Raymond Felton will be the Knicks starting point guard come opening day—a significant upgrade over last year's opening day starter, Toney Douglas.
When Felton was in New York, he propelled—he and Amar'e Stoudemire formed a formidable tandem unlike any other pick-and-roll duo at the time. In his 54 games in a Knicks uniform, the point guard was averaging 17.1 points per game and nine assists per game—both career highs.
It would be unfair to assume that he'll put up the same numbers, but with Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reporting that Felton's close to "2010 form," you have to believe it'll be close.
Jason Kidd's value to this team is nearly inexplicable. Critics saying that he's too old to make a difference really don't know what they're talking about. The experience and veteran leadership that he's bringing to this team cannot be described. Even in his backup point guard role, Kidd will provide more so for New York than anybody did last year backing up Jeremy Lin.
Finally, the point guard that's remaining under the radar in all of this is Pablo Prigioni. The 35-year-old Argentinian is a pass-first point guard that will slide into the third string role with pride. However, when he does see floor time, the man will impress.