NY Knicks: 3 current NBA players Ewing would love to be teammates with

Patrick Ewing, Knicks. (Photo by MARK D. PHILLIPS/AFP via Getty Images)
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NY Knicks: Quantum Leaper – Chris Paul

When Bevis and Butthead got revived in 2011, there was a line from the trailer that always slayed (my dictionary says I should use the word “slew” here. I disagree.): “If you’re gonna make it, why not make it good?”

If we’re going to give Patrick Ewing a current point guard, why not give him one nicknamed “The Point God.”

Ewing played with some solid point guards like Mark Jackson and Greg Anthony, but none of them impacted winning the way that Paul does.

Remember that Franchise Index from earlier that ranked players’ win shares with a given team? Only one player in NBA history is number one for more than one franchise. That player is Chris Paul.

It’s fun to imagine what Ewing and the Knicks might have achieved with Paul running the offense.

The man is a facilitator, through-and-through having only averaged fewer than seven assists per game one time in his career, per Basketball-Reference. For the record, he’s never averaged fewer than 6.7.

It’s easy to picture what things might have looked like for a Ewing/Paul pair when you watch how CP3 is impacting Deandre Ayton this season with the Pheonix Suns.

Paul’s game just has a timeless feel to it that would have vibed really well with Ewing.