Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
If you watched the Knicks at all last season, you will know that one of the primary roots of their problems was their lack of a true point guard.
Only during Linsanity and the few games that Baron Davis was healthy did the Knicks have any semblance of a floor general out there, and unsurprisingly, the Knicks looked their best with those two guys playing.
With Jeremy Lin signing a tough-to-match offer with Houston, and Baron Davis out for a year, the Knicks had to look elsewhere to find a fix at point guard, and that they did.
The return of Raymond Felton—who had a borderline All-Star season during his last stint with New York—has made a huge difference. Felton has built a great rapport with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, and has been an efficient scorer as well in the absence of Amar'e Stoudemire.
Alongside Felton, another pass-first player who starts in the backcourt, is Jason Kidd, who is filling in at the 2. Having the second point guard in the starting lineup has initiated some great ball movement, and like Felton, Kidd's shooting touch has helped, too.
Though he hasn't seen as much court time as the other two, Pablo Prigioni has also been helpful, adding a willing passer to the bench unit, who utilizes the talent around him in J.R. Smith, Steve Novak and Rasheed Wallace.
Essentially, the Knicks' three-headed monster at point guard has glued together the plentiful talent on this roster, making chemistry problems a thing of the past.