Chris Duhon No Longer Overachieving for the New York Knicks

November 14th, 2009 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

For years, the Knicks have been searching for a pass-first point guard. The general consensus is that if a point guard can effectively distribute the ball, he will in effect make his teammates better, and the wins will follow.

That theory was stressed even further when Mike D’Antoni became head coach. D'Antoni helped Steve Nash win two MVPs during a successful run with the Suns.

When D’Antoni handpicked Chris Duhon to be his point guard pupil, there was an immense amount of hope.

Here was a player, who was a team captain and productive in limited minutes with the Bulls. In four seasons, Duhon averaged 6.9 points and 4.5 assists in nearly 26 minutes.

Duhon was expected to build upon those numbers as a starter with the Knicks, which he did, nearly doubling his averages.

Although last season was another losing effort for the Knicks, Duhon was a rare bright spot and proof that a point guard can easily elevate his play under D’Antoni.

Well, that was last season.

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