NY Knicks: Breaking down every possible Point Guard option for 2021 season

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They say there are two things that are certain in life and that’s death and taxes…but I think there’s a total of 3 and the third certainty is the NY Knicks never having a solid point guard.

They’ve had guys who played their role well, but never a guy that the team could count on for more than a season or two at a time.

It’s been a revolving door for what seems like the better part of two decades.

To go from having floor generals and team leaders like John Starks, Mark Jackson, and Clyde

Frazier to the mess the fanbase has had to deal with for years on end is just unfair at this point.

Not to say that the Knicks haven’t had tremendous talents throughout the years, but having a guy that can orchestrate an offense and lead the charge on a nightly basis would be a luxury for us fans.

The point guard play has been so bad that since the 2005-06 season, the Knicks’ franchise leader in total assists is STILL Carmelo Anthony

Who would you want to be the NY Knicks’ starting Point Guard in 2021?

What’s maybe worse is that the players who sit in the 10th, 11th, and 12th spots on that same list are Pablo Prigioni, Frank Ntilikina, and fan-favorite, Elfrid Payton.

That said, I do have a strange feeling that within the next couple of seasons, we’re gonna strike gold and get what we’ve been dreaming about for so long.

The tides are changing and soon enough the Knicks will have high-level point guard play for years on end.

No more stopgap point guards on the tail end of their careers like Jason Kidd.

No more flashes in the pan that fizzle out and leave like Jeremy Lin.

No more bottom-of-the-barrel players like Alexey Shved and Jarrett Jack.

This new front office is going to get us fans what we want and that’s an elite point guard who can lead a Knicks team into the postseason.

The only question is; how?

That’s exactly what we’ll be discussing here today…will the Knicks trade for their next guy?

Find him in free agency? Draft him?

Let’s figure it out.