The comparison at the point guard position between these two teams is really nonexistent. But since it's the most important position on the court, we'll break it down anyway.
The Knicks bring back an old friend in Raymond Felton. After being shipped in part of the February 2011 mega deal with Denver to land Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks re-signed Felton in the offseason. There are some positives out of this, as well as a few negatives.
One of the reasons the Knicks liked Felton in his half season with the team was because of his incredible play with Amar'e Stoudemire. The two worked the pick-and-roll to perfection, and it was that type of play that made Felton so valuable.
There are a couple of problems with that theory, though. Stoudemire has suddenly become injury prone, as he will miss the beginning of this season with a knee injury, meaning Felton will have to make it work with guys that weren't on the team in 2010-11.
Another issue is the coaching change since then. Mike D'Antoni was the coach, which probably helped inflate Felton's statistics. Now with Mike Woodson on board, it'll be a lot of isolations, and Anthony will handle the ball a ton.
All of this, without even mentioning the fact that Jason Kidd is now on the team. Which point guard will get the most playing time in the game's final six minutes?
So although Felton is solid, there are some questions and concerns as well.