With three years left on his deal, Raymond Felton is the Knicks' starting point man until further notice.
The team's point situation is far from conventional, though. The Knicks won 38 of their 54 games last season when starting two point guards (Felton and Jason Kidd, then later Felton and Pablo Prigioni).
This year's installment of dual-point guard lineups will be just as versatile, with the addition of Beno Udrih. Felton, however, is a lock for the starting job no matter what strategy Woodson chooses to carry out—and rightly so.
While not the most consistent 1 in the league, Felton is capable of scoring at a higher rate than then run-of-the-mill point guard, and is adept at setting up the pick-and-roll. He is displays an above-average ability to get to the rim, however falters far too often once he actually gets a shot in the air. He quietly posted the second best three-point clip of his career last season at 36 percent.
Defensively, Felton is too often a liability against quicker opponents. Point guards slayed the Knicks last season, to the tune of 22.6 points per game and a 17.5 PER.
It's important to note that Felton was hampered by a broken pinky finger through the first half of the season, and became a more influential piece of the offense by playoff time. He was perhaps the team's most consistent scorer against the Indiana Pacers in their second-round playoff series.
He's the the clear superior on the roster as it stands now, so Felton will hold down most of the point guard duties this year.
Beno Udrih and Pablo Prigioni.
The team will likely utilize various different two-point lineups throughout the year, and all three of Felton, Prigioni and Udrih can expect to play both on and off the ball.
For Prigioni, he'll be a year grayer, but also with a year more of NBA experience. The Argentinian guard's "rookie" 2013 campaign progressed in the way most do, age withstanding. The 35-year-old had trouble adjusting to NBA pace through his first few months in the league, and could've been labeled the most hesitant player in America.
Just in time for the team's late-season push to lock up the No. 2 seed, though, Prigioni was inserted into the starting lineup as the off guard. As a starter, Pablo shot 51 percent and dished out more than three assists in 22 minutes.
Udrih will begin the season as one of New York's only major external free-agent signings, and should be assuming a role that fits his style well. Woodson should only require 20-25 minutes nightly, on the high end, from Udrih. The Slovenia native would be a decent pair with Prigioni, as he's much more offensive minded but possesses the same type of court vision.
To be clear, the Knicks should run out several variations of dual-PG sets, but they may not necessarily be components of the starting five.
All three guards should be major contributors if New York hopes to find themselves in contention for an Eastern Conference title.
Toure' Murry has already impressed Knicks' higher-ups enough in the Vegas summer league to earn an invite to camp this fall. All he needs to do is display the same type of aptitude on both sides of the ball, and the guard should be a lock for the squad's final roster spot.
Murry has great size for a point at 6'6". He seems to possess all the core skills players need to excel at running an NBA offense, and is quick and athletic enough to make an impact on the other end, too.
As a Knick, Murry might not get significant time to shine in 2014, but after witnessing how he fared against summer league competition, it seems as if the 23-year-old's coming out party is in the near future.