Who will start at point guard for the Knicks?
With the NBA regular season only days away from kicking off, the New York Knicks still don’t have one player that they can say is their best point guard.
Heading into the preseason, Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale was hoping that Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina or Emmanuel Mudiay would step up and take hold of the starting job. But that didn’t happen.
Burke looked the best due to his ability to score, but Ntilikina isn’t too far behind with his versatility and defensive capabilities.
Then you have Mudiay who I would say finished third and will have to hope he’s able to get minutes this season.
I didn’t forget about Ron Baker, who in my mind will only get time on the floor during the regular season if another player goes down with an injury.
After Friday’s preseason finale, Fizdale admitted he still doesn’t know who his starting point guard will be heading into the season.
“I am definitely undecided going into the first game,” Fizdale said, via Newsday. “I don’t feel a deadline for game one like everybody else does. We’re not the Warriors or Houston or somebody where we have to know who we are, a set rotation, and get guys in their roles right away.
“We’ve still got a lot to figure out. We’ve still got a lot of guys we’re evaluating, figuring out how they fit into the puzzle.”
At this point, I could see Fizdale selecting his starting point guard for each game according to the match-up. Or he could even go with a rotation until someone starts distancing themselves from the rest of the pack.
If I had to guess, I would say that Burke will get the start against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
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