Felton or Kidd?
Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd are expected to battle for the majority of playing time at point guard.
Despite averaging a little over 17 points and nine assists per game with the Knicks two years ago, Felton is coming off a career worst 11.4 points per game with the Portland Trail Blazers.
According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, Felton didn’t waste anytime setting expectations for this season.
“I am hearing from everybody, ‘He wasn’t in shape last year.’ I played in the league seven years, about to be eight, came in out of shape one year and that’s all everybody wants to talk about. … I look forward to this year and shutting up everybody’s mouth” Felton said.
The Knicks have also signed Jason Kidd, who is still one of the best leaders in the game today.
Despite only averaging a little over 6 points and five assists last season, Kidd has the veteran experience on his resume. Winning an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks and a couple of NBA Final appearances with the Nets, New York City might be able to rejuvenate Kidd.
Kidd, a 10-time All-Star, would be an ideal mentor. He is a proven playmaker who can organize the Knicks’ disjointed offense and make sense of the clunky Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire tandem.
Even at age 39, Kidd has the skills and the credibility to make a difference.
With that being said, how would you divide the minutes between Felton and Kidd? Felton is most likely the starter, but forget that. I am mainly concerned with who is running the show with two minutes left to go in a close game. Which player would you put on the court? Felton or Kidd?