NY Knicks: A Way-Too-Early prediction of NY’s Point Guard depth chart

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Should Kemba Walker be the NY Knicks’ starting point guard?

I wrote an article prior to the draft discussing any and every possible point guard option…not one of those options had Kemba Walker‘s name included.

And that was my fault because we knew he would be moved at some point because he was never gonna suit up for the Thunder.

I also knew that the new Knicks’ front office was never going to trade for Kemba as long as he was on his old, $74 million deal…so I guess it’s not really my fault.

Kemba projects to be the starter for this year’s Knicks team because even if they get 80% of what Kemba was just a few short seasons ago, he still offers a much higher scoring ceiling than Derrick Rose does.

Even during what most would consider a ‘down year’ he still managed to score 19.3 points per game on solid efficiencies.

Walker is also the better 3-point shooter of the two being that he’s a career 36% shooter from long-range compared to Rose’s 31%.

Kemba has also been a leader on more playoff teams than Rose has and he’s also known for being a great locker room presence as well.

That said, I do think Rose will split some of the starting minutes with Kemba, as it would be wise to not play Walker on the second night of back-to-back games due to his recent injury concerns.

Kemba may just be the starter on Opening Night, but we’re gonna get to see plenty of Derrick Rose next season as well.