The New York Knicks knew coming into the 2011-2012 season that they would have to bolster their point guard position in order to be a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference with teams like the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics.
When the Knicks extended Chauncey Billups before the lockout, it allowed for some time to improve at that position while they went out and drafted Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert, possibly to fill the void if Billups left following the 2011-2012 season.
That all changed when the Knicks decided to use their amnesty clause and waive Billups in order to bring in defensive standout Tyson Chandler to fill the center position.
Now it appears to be a scramble as the Knicks try to find someone fill the hole left by Billups, either to start or at the backup behind Toney Douglas—a young guard who has proven to be better suited for the two guard position than the point.
With a handful of guys still waiting to be signed, the Knicks have a number of ways they can go to fill that hole, but there is a notable gap between the top free agents and the rest of the pack.
Here’s a look at five point guards the Knicks should consider before heading into the regular season.