The New York Knicks were already painfully thin at the point guard position, with Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina and Kadeem Allen all out with injuries. Even Allonzo Trier, who has dabbled a bit at the point this season, is out. That leaves the ‘Bockers with a depth chart of Emmanuel Mudiay and the newly-signed Billy Garrett.
All four point guards now out. Mudiay has lingering shoulder soreness.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) April 5, 2019
So Mudiay is out for Friday night’s contest with the Houston Rockets. Will this mean 48 minutes of Garrett, or is their a hero on the roster who can step up in this time of need?
Say no more, fam: your savior was here all along.
Mario Hezonja will start at point guard.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) April 5, 2019
David Fizdale, just when I think you couldn’t be any dumber, you do something like this...
ANNNNNNNNNNND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!
I think we all can agree that point Hezonja is exactly the kind of righteous experiment the Knicks need at this point in the season. Sure, his 9.6 assist rate ranks 19th among the 23 dudes who have played for the Knicks in 2018-19, but this is Mario Hezonja we’re talking about: The man always rises to the occasion.
Is Mario ready for the challenge? Of course Mario is ready for the challenge.
Mario said he played point guard his rookie season in Orlando. He said it’s his natural position and he’s looking forward to the opportunity. https://t.co/i93Na8i6vE— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 5, 2019
And so we all get to witness the heavyweight fight of the century Friday night in Houston: future Hall of Famers James Harden and Chris Paul vs. Super Mario. The Knicks are totally gonna win.