Raymond Felton, at times, might be the most frustrating New York Knicks starter to watch. His amazing ability to toss up reckless shots in crunch time has forced me to berate my television set multiple times already this season.
However, despite his volume shooting and mediocre field goal percentage, it is undeniable the role Felton has played in leading the Knicks to their hot start.
Not only has Felton been instrumental in helping the Knicks to their NBA low 11.0 turnovers per game, but he has excelled on offense using the pick-and-roll with Tyson Chandler.
The Felton-Chandler pick-and-roll has added another dimension to the Knicks offense, allowing the team to diversify its attack. This has taken pressure off of Carmelo Anthony and helped make the Knicks' offense one of the NBA's best.
To further validate Felton’s importance to the Knicks, he is a member of eight of the team’s nine most productive five-man units according to NBA.com.
Although his game may be flawed, Felton is undoubtedly a key part of these New York Knicks.
As he sits out for the next four to six weeks with a broken finger, the Knicks will definitely miss his presence.
Yet there are several things the team can do to keep winning during his absence.
Here is a glance at five of them.