Baron Davis, Chauncey Billups, Raymond Felton, Chris Duhon, Marbury, Francis. I can think back to Doc Rivers, Charlie Ward, and Greg Anthony, before Tony Douglas comes to mind when I think of Knicks starting point guard. When I think of Tony, I think of Tony Delk. That's pretty much who this guy is. A 6'2 shooting guard. He takes a lot of them, jacks them up, and misses them. Gets no one involved in the offense. It's terrible. There is youth, and there is that guy that has been here a few years you need to unload.
Let's be honest. Douglas and Landry Fields are the worst back court combo in the NBA. They are on average 15 points on 4 of 20 shooting, and 4 assists. Why keep that combo together? There is no reason. There's no chemistry. I don't believe the garbage about chemistry takes time, these guys just can't play. They are back ups and role players that start. Dump them. Trade them. Get rid of them. Iman Shumpert is showing you every game that he can walk on the floor and give you 15 and 5. Meanwhile, Tony is taking 20 shots and Landry is taking 4. Who's the point and who's the SG?
Right now there are guys sitting on the couch at home like shooting guard Keith Bogans. There are point guards like Gilbert Arenas. The Knicks need to actively shop this current back court for a point guard that can pass the ball. A guy that can get assists and get the team involved.
The Bobcats have 2 in Kemba and DJ Augustine. The Thunder have an extra PG in Eric Maynor. The Cavs have Ramon Session languishing behind Kyrie Irving. The Rockets have played backup Jonny Flynn 3 out of 6 games, and he's barely getting any burn.
The Knicks should package the 2 in Fields and Douglas for any of those guys. They then take the extra roster spot and turn it into a vet minimum for Gilbert Arenas or Keith Bogans. Gilbert can play the 1 or the 2, and he averaged 16 or 17 for the Magic as a 2nd or 3rd option. Bogans can play legit defense as a 2 guard and be a decent spot up shooter. The main thing is, they need a better pure point that can get everyone involved. Tony has had his chances, and he can't pass. He also gets destroyed by every PG that is anything above average.
If these deals can't get done, there should be some unwritten rule made. Tony Douglas, you can't take a shot until you get an assist. 1 assist = 1 shot attempt. If you go over that, you get pulled. I'm tired of seeing him take more than 10 shots, and wind up with 12 points 2 assists and 4 rebounds in 37 minutes while taking 19 shot attempts.