The Knicks wrapped up their preseason schedule on Friday night, but their remains some mystery and intrigue heading into the regular season.
Who will be the starting point guard?
Head coach David Fizdale said following Friday's 113-107 loss to the Nets that he is still unsure who will be given that role for the start of the regular season against the Hawks on Wednesday. Fizdale, in his first season as Knicks coach, had four different starters in five games at point guard, which consisted of Ron Baker, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanual Mudiay.
"I am definitely undecided going into the first game," Fizdale said, per Newsday. "I don't feel a deadline for game one like everybody else does. We're not the Warriors or Houston or somebody where we have to know who we are, a set rotation, and get guys in their roles right away.
"We've still got a lot to figure out. We've still got a lot of guys we're evaluating, figuring out how they fit into the puzzle."
Baker got the call in the preseason finale, but had not played meaningful minutes prior to Friday's game.
"I just felt like the way Ron had finished a lot of those games and the way he's been practicing, he deserved every opportunity to show what he can do in that group as well as anybody else," Fizdale said.
Ntilikina, the Knicks' 20-year-old guard entering his second season, left the best lasting impression, scoring ine points with five assists, one steal and four rebounds in 29 minutes in the game.
Burke had nine points and three assists in 21 minutes while Mudiay played just eight minutes, scoring two points with three assists and two rebounds.