Parker has been one of the quickest players in the *entire* NBA. Pretty sure he was even voted fasted in league not too long ago by a poll taken of NBA players.
He's a very capable fast break player, too.
The rest of the guys are quality players -- but they are also all from a different era, or are on the way out of this one. And they can't sniff the the level of play of current upper crust PGs in the league, highlighted by their quickness and agility and physicality.
Check the teams who have contended or won past couple seasons. Almost *all* had very good to great PGs, and/or PGs who were very physical and fast.
at Tony Parker not being quick or agile.
Me too!!!! just not the hating Felton part
Metro is completley right in that Felton is not an explosive player, he is not going to Wow you with anything. He is simply an NBA PG
Here is some more comparisons....Derek Fisher, Andre Miller Sam Cassel
These are all guys who like Felton will not have the most entertaining youtube videos but get the job done.
This is all we need in my opinion!
Now in a perfect world I would take Chauncy Billups but Felton is a great consolation!
The Knicks are the equivelent to a Football team with a solid defense, good recievers and great running backs, all you need is a QB who does not make mistakes that blow games not neccessarily a Pro Bowler
Guys all want Vick when Matt Cassel will do!
Now if Deron Williams or Chris Paul were available I'd be the biggest liar to say I would not want them, but a PG that good is not neccessary provided Melo and Stat are focused and Tyson holds us down on D and our bench performs to their ability!
Felton is a simple, plain solution to a complicated problem the past 2 years...team chemistry!
Last Felton Comparison....Charlie Ward and Chris Childs....nothing flashy just ball players!
Hell I'd Melo's boy Josh Selby, who I think ends up a Knick next year at the 1
LOL, PG is an important position but how many great Point Guards got rings since 1980
Magic, Isiah, Billups, Ronodo, Parker, Kidd(past prime) and Payton(past prime)
Now about the claim about past few Champions having Physically gifted, Fast PG's
lets look at them
Kidd (past his prime) 2011
Derick Fisher 2010
Derick Fisher 2009
Tony Parker 2007
Gary Payton (past his prime)/Jason Williams 2006
I see more floor generals (like Felton is) than super athletes like a Derrick Rose.
Rondo is a monster and I have retracted my statement about Parker, but aside from them where is the overwhelming athletes? Jason Williams you can make a case for be he only started some games but Riley always finished with GP for experience even though Gary was barely even a shell of himself by then.
There is actually no protocol for a PG on a winning team!
The PG just needs to accomadate his team's needs, thats it!
For Chicago D Rose needs the ball to penetrate and will setup their offense off of how teams defend him...it works for them!
For Derek Fisher and The Lakers it was just about managing the game and hitting shots when needed...this is all we are gonna need from Felton.
Honestly let's just lower our expectations and pray this doesn't go bad between now and 2015.
desde la cuna del chango
So we got
A drunk, a fat ass, a south American and an over rated Asian
God I love the Knicks
don't forget our beloved sexual predator, isiah.
would be something if felton gets traded again, this time for cp3
its like he comes to ny only to be a trading chip to get superstars
I believe that if it wasn't for his injury, the Knicks would not have hesitated to match Houston's offer.
It was amazing. Is an approximate $8M a season too much homage for the best Knick moment since the end of last century? No doubt it is!
But with all that potential.
With the added tutelage of Kidd.
With a team raring for resurgence after such a bipolar season.
I can't fathom the talk of ethnicity, MSG stock, endorsement and so forth, as re-signing Lin would merely be about improving a team whose M.O is clearly about achieving as much as it can in 3 years.
Forget cost, forget melanin count and genetic markers, make the move for the Knicks. If it doesn't work out, at least we'll know via experience. Not, as it would inevitably be, through watching Rockets' recaps and highlights, wondering if it would've been the same here had Dolan not got his lacy undies in a twist.