Unraveling the New York Knicks point guard mystery

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There are storylines aplenty swirling around the New York Knicks so far this season. All are having a tremendous impact on how fans view the Knicks through nearly half a season.

Julius Randle’s regression for one. The Evan Fournier’s pay and play for another. Obi Toppin’s year-two improvement for thirds.

The most critical one, though, might be the storyline with the most tangled web.

What should the New York Knicks do with their point guard rotation?

I love a good mystery story, and boy howdy is this one a doozy.

It’s a case for Encyclopedia Brown, Hercule Poirot, and Lieutenant Columbo combined.

You could unleash Batman, The Dude, and Mystery Incorporated as well and get no closer to the “right” answer.

Anyone who tells you that there is one clear solution for how to allocate 48 minutes of point guard time on this year’s Knicks squad has a third eye to view reality in a way the rest of us poor, unenlightened souls do not.

Still, I’m going to channel my inner Marlowe, Marple, and Monk in an attempt to unravel the New York Knicks Point Guard Mystery.

Perception is reality. The solution to the puzzle is going to depend heavily on your view of where the Knicks are right now.

If you think a playoff appearance is still attainable, you might lean more heavily on the vets. If you think this season is already a wash, you might desperately want Thibs to free the kids. Or you could be interested in a little column A and little column b.

There’s also the 6’9″, 250-pound one-time All-Star who fancies himself a playmaker.

All of these options will have their day in court, my fellow Perry Masons.

The truth is out there, my dear Scullies and Mulders.

However, Watson, it won’t be elementary.