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Knicks looking for low-cost backup for Raymond Felton

Dec 6, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

Mike D'Antoni, Raymond Felton

Raymond Felton is averaging 38.1 minutes a game. That’s a lot of run, particularly on a team that wants to run.

So the Knicks have started looking for a backup PG they can trust, according to Jonathan Abrams at the New York Times.

The Knicks have made inquiries to other teams about acquiring a low-cost backup point guard to preserve the starter Raymond Felton, according to two N.B.A. executives with knowledge of the organization’s discussions. The Knicks are looking at players whose contracts expire at the end of the season in order to keep their salary-cap space for the summer. They are willing to part with Bill Walker, according to the executives.

So we’re talking about a guy making less than $1 million who is in the last year of a deal and can play the point in an up-tempo offense. Not exactly a well stocked lake to go fishing in.

But they need some depth at the point, and flexibility remains the biggest priority. So there you go.

  1. Filipe Furtado - Dec 6, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Jason Williams make sense.

  2. leearmon - Dec 6, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Kurt i can tell it hurt you writing a post about the Knicks without any sly comments or insults. Fact of the matter is there probably a few backup point guards in the league who can fill the role of 10-12 minutes a game. Randy Foye, Armon Johnson, Eric Maynor, Sebastian Telfair, Will Bynum ect. I know its against s.o.p. for PBT to ever write a positive article about the knicks without any tongue and cheek remarks, but I guess i’ll just have to accept it and smile… BTW im anxiously awaiting this week’s power rankings…

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