The New York Knicks are having a lot of problems.
Duh. That's not exactly breaking news, as the Madison Square Garden residents have struggled immensely to remain even moderately competent during the 2013-14 season. There have been tons of problems, and the point guards provide no exception.
Though Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni and the rest of the rotation at the 1 haven't received as much media attention as other issues (James Dolan, Mike Woodson, J.R. Smith, late-game creativity, etc.), they're still at fault. None of them have been particularly effective, and now they're all hurt.
Felton recently told the New York Post's Marc Berman that he felt a pop in his groin, and J.R. Smith was nothing if not supportive: "For him personally to keep getting hurt, mentally we don’t need that. He’s our point guard, one of the leaders of our team. We can’t have him second-guessing his health.’’
It's just the latest injury to a New York point guard, as Prigioni is also out. With a hairline fracture to his right toe, the backup floor general still doesn't have a definitive return date, and his absence leaves the Knicks relying on Beno Udrih, Toure' Murry and Chris Smith.
It's time to look for some solutions. You can also call it "desperation time" if you so choose.