October 20, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Delonte West (13) moves the ball down the court in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks showing interest in Delonte West

Two months ago, the need for the New York Knicks to add a point guard didn’t seem like too much of a pressing need, but the more we watch the likes of Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd struggle, the more the Knicks may need to address the position.

Oct 22, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Delonte West (13) brings the ball up the court during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Hornets 87-74. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Throw in the fact that Felton can’t defend the slowest of point guards and Pablo Prigioni is no threat offensively, and another guard could be a blessing right now for Knicks head coach Mike Woodson. Add in the struggles of second-year guard and you can understand why the Knicks would want to add another guard.

Unfortunately at this stage of the game, the pickings are very slim, which brings me to Delonte West, as it appears the often troubled guard is on the Knicks radar.

West is set to make his D-League debut tonight when the Texas Legends host the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Knicks will be one of the teams watching him very closely according to the New York Post’s Marc Berman.

West is a headache to deal with, but looking at the Knicks roster, he should fit right in.

He’s only 29 and has talent and had a pretty good year last season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Unfortunately West hasn’t played all season, so it could take some time until he is ready.

Woodson noted earlier in the week that the Knicks would explore a roster move, but also hinted at the fact that it would not involve releasing the injured Rasheed Wallace.

Currently they have the maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts and would have to release someone to pick up a player.

In eight seasons in the NBA, West has averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists per game, while shooting 44.8 percent from the floor and being a very reliable perimeter defender.

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