Ranking New York Knicks' Best Options to Back Up Raymond Felton at Point Guard

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Ranking New York Knicks' Best Options to Back Up Raymond Felton at Point Guard
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Following the retirement of Jason Kidd, the New York Knicks are in the market for a backup point guard, and the position is shaping up to be their biggest need of the offseason.

If they can re-sign their own free agents, the Knicks won't have too many desperate needs, but a secondary floor general and some frontcourt depth will be essential.

The Knicks bench really lacked penetration and energy at the 1 last season, with the 40-year-old Kidd and 36-year-old Pablo Prigioni taking up the majority of the minutes.

Their offense, however, is based on pick-and-rolls and collapsing the defense, so they'll need someone more suited to that next season.

Essentially, the Knicks will be looking for someone who can bring the same things to the table that Raymond Felton does, in order for the second unit to work as effectively as the first unit. 

It will be near impossible to find someone as good as Felton, but with the 24th overall pick in the draft and up to $3 million to spend on a player in free agency, there are some options.

Based on age, cost, risk and how well they will fit into the team, here are the best candidates to fill the backup point guard position next season.

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