Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Knicks Point Guard Trio Looks Good in Win Over Brooklyn
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Here’s a brief comparison of Jeremy Lin’s night with that of the Knicks point guard trio of Ray Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni that should make Knicks fans feel really good this morning.
Felton, Kidd and Prigioni combined for 23 points, 19 assists and 5 turnovers in the Knicks’ 97-95 OT win over the Nets on Long Island.
Prigioni dished 11 assists to 4 turns, Felton had 5 assists and 1 turn and Kidd handed out 3 assists with 1 turn.
He had 2 points, 6 turnovers, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in Houston’s 97-90 win over the Hornets.
As the Houston Chronicle noted, he’s 8-for-36 on the preseason.
While the Knicks frontcourt is now ravaged with injuries to Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby and a still-conditioning Rasheed Wallace, the point guard situation looks very solid.
Deron Williams may have been the best PG on the floor in last night’s game, but the Knicks trio is solid, experienced and efficient.
“Exhibition season is exhibition season, it’s over,” coach Mike Woodson said. “It kind of gives you an opportunity to work on some things and bond as a team. Now the real thing starts and we have to start adding some things.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.