Backup Point Guard – Was there a more fun player to watch this postseason than J.J. Barea? Knicks fans, is there anything more fun than watching Toney Douglas do what Toney Douglas do? Well, yes and no. J.J. Barea was masterful as the backup point guard for Dallas, yes he started games too, but he still played the role of a backup ball handler to Kidd. Toney Douglas can be really exciting to watch, like when he hit 9 three-pointers against Memphis, but also extremely frustrating. If Douglas is to be the backup next season he must improve on his consistency, passing ability, effectiveness in the pick and roll, and ability to get into the paint like Barea. That is a lot to ask of a third year player and maybe he can make those strides. However, I think the answer for the Knicks will be acquiring Ramon Sessions from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sessions would most likely become available if and when the Cavaliers select Kyrie Irving in next week's draft. Sessions is a more polished backup point guard than Douglas and I believe Douglas could still grow as a player, just in more of an off-guard role, kind of like a Jason Terry. read more.I like Singleton because you can't have too many players who can defend multiple positions with the athleticism to be able to score on offensive rebounds. That said, you cannot have enough shot making lead guards either. Or size up front. The Knicks have several needs, which is why their direction in the draft is confusing.
And yes, I'm happy to have Melo.