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With the Knicks decimated at point guard, fans have finally had their wish to see Toure Murry in action granted, but early struggles (particularly on the offensive end) have served as a reminder of just how raw he is.
Having said that, Murry hasn't been particularly worse than Raymond Felton or Beno Udrih and the one thing he does bring to the table is solid defense.
Opposing point guards haven't been going off on him the way we've come to expect with the Knicks, and lining him up with Iman Shumpert makes the perimeter uncharacteristically well guarded.
Murry's struggles have primarily come on the offensive end, where his lack of a perimeter jump shot has made it difficult to create scoring opportunities for himself. Still, he clearly has a feel for the game as a passer, which is more desirable at the point now that Iman Shumpert has found his jump shot.
Meanwhile, in the frontcourt, the Knicks finally have some depth in the form of Jeremy Tyler, who made his season debut (albeit for just 47 seconds) against the Dallas Mavericks.
It's unclear just how ready Tyler is (both from a health standpoint and a development standpoint), but if he's good to go, it would be wise to use him to take the strain off Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Andrea Bargnani, all of whom have worrying injury histories.
Again, the dilemma for the Knicks is that they're in a position where they need their best basketball right now, but in a weak conference, it might be worth making a concerted effort to keep players healthy knowing that a playoff berth is still very realistic.