But the butter went sour when Duhon couldn't stay on the court for the entire season, breaking down as the minutes mounted. Duhon, admittedly, wasn't prepared for the grind of playing the most minutes of his NBA career, 1,500 more than his last year in Chicago to be exact.
Regardless of what the Knicks failed to do over the summer, they are still very much in favor of Duhon's ability to lead the team and be Coach Mike D'Antoni's extension on the floor.
"Donnie was exploring everything, which he should," D'Antoni told the media during training camp last week. "But there was never any doubt Chris would be the point guard."
Double talk? Well, I think it speaks more to just how serious the team really thought its chances of landing Jason Kidd were. But it also says that if the team were to have brought in Ramon Sessions, then Duhon would still have been the starter. More.