D-League PG Options

Toney Douglas will continue to shake off the rust once he gets normal rotation minutes I believe. He made 2 shots yesterday but none from range and his defensive pressure was above average. There are some D-League options should the Knicks choose to go that route, although it doesn’t sound as if they will.

Point guards in the D-League are often converted shooting guards, a role very few players embrace. When they do, though, it works out: recent call-up Justin Dentmon worked on making the switch with the Austin Toros this season, developing more of a point guard’s mentality on his way to earning a contract with the San Antonio Spurs (and leaving at least one other offer on the table, according to my sources).

Top Player: There are a lot of options in the D-League when it comes to the point guard position, but the player that seems best-suited to make the jump, at least in the opinion of your’s truly, is Will Conroy of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The 29-year-old has plenty of professional experience, but is still improving as he’s dishing out more assists and committing less turnovers on his way to averages of 12.7 points and 9.2 assists while being used primarily off the bench since returning to the league this season. He isn’t a shooter, but there are very few players in the D-League with the ability to run an offense like he can.

Youngish prospects (all in alphabetical order)Dwight BuycksDrew NeitzelJerry SmithJeremy Wise

Vets that could fill in quick: Maurice Baker, Antonio DanielsCarldell JohnsonCurtis Stinson

Thanks again Scott Schroeder