Ever since Felton went down with a broken pinkie, the once-scorching Knicks have fallen off without him. On defense, they have been susceptible to big scoring runs, and their offense is missing his penetration and ability to finish at the rim.
In the three games since his injury, the Knicks have two close but ugly losses, and their only win came by way of J.R. Smith's improbable buzzer-beating heroics.
New York's current style of basketball is not sustainable or even effective. To play without Felton, the Knicks are going to have to make some changes. Otherwise, this early season juggernaut is in for a rough stretch.
Stats accurate as of Jan. 3, 2013.