A person with knowledge of the situation said that if Duhon signs, "It has nothing to do with Stephon Marbury."
The Knicks believe Duhon is the pure playmaking point the club does not have, making him a good fit. Duhon's assist-to-turnover ratio last season was nearly 4-1.
There's been erroneous speculation Marbury could be bought out if the Knicks sign a PG. Duhon, the former Duke star, will instead compete for the starting job with Marbury, who is in Hollywood training and has been assured he'll be at camp.
Duhon gives the Knicks insurance if Marbury is not the same in camp after returning from ankle surgery at 31.
Duhon's signing could affect Nate Robinson more.