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From Chris Paul to George Hill, there has been a lot of point guard movement around the league recently. This has been an extremely active offseason for floor generals, with many teams adding another point guard to their arsenal. Even after drafting Frank Ntilikina, the New York Knicks have been looking to land one of the many talented, available guards left in the free agency. Here are some names that they should certainly consider:

Derrick Rose

The former MVP held the position for the Knicks last season. As a player whose career has been plagued by injuries, Rose managed to stay remarkably healthy throughout the year. As a Knick, he averaged 18 points per game as well as 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists, which makes him one of the better point guards available. Other teams, such as the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, have reached out to Rose in hopes of signing him. Entering his ninth year in this league, Rose has a lot of experience on his resume and could serve as quite the mentor to newly-drafted Ntilikina. If re-signed I believe Derrick Rose would prove to be quite valuable to the Knicks and could even provide flashes of his MVP brilliance once again.

Rajon Rondo

Should the Knicks fail to reach an agreement with Rose, Rajon Rondo would be the next best available point guard. Recently waived by the Chicago Bulls, Rondo had quite the average season posting only 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. That should not devalue the former champion at all. His strength has always been as a passer, leading the NBA in assists in 2012, 2013, and 2015. As a Celtic he was part of what became known as the Big 4 alongside Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. Not much of a shooter, he is more than willing to drive to the basket and is a proven rebounder as well. As a Knick he would not be the main scoring option and would be more than capable of getting the ball to either Kristaps Porzingis or Carmelo Anthony. Bottom line, Rondo is a player who wants to win and should definitely be in the running for the Knicks to pursue as a new playmaker.

Brandon Jennings

Another Knicks point guard from this past season, Brandon Jennings could also be a fit to mentor Ntilikina. Before being sent off to the Wizards, Jennings was a key contributor off the bench with his 8.6 points-per-game average. Over the course of his career he averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 assists. Given another starting role Jennings may be able to play at that same level, otherwise he will still prove to be a solid addition to Knicks bench and another solid veteran to add to the locker room.

Jamal Crawford

This is more like an honorable mention, but it would do many Knicks fans good to see Jamal wearing blue and orange again. Crawford was recently traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to his former team, the Atlanta Hawks, but reports say that he isn’t looking to make a comeback in Atlanta. If by some stroke of luck the Knicks could convince Jamal Crawford to return to the Big Apple, he would be a good fit for the team. Though a shooting guard, Crawford possesses the speed, handles, and range to play the point guard position. Known as one of the best sixth men in the league (receiving the award three times), Crawford averaged 12.3 points per game off the bench last season. In a starting role he could probably average closer to 20 points, despite his age. He would without a doubt be another great veteran voice on the team and give them depth as either a starter or a sixth man. Should the Knicks run out of options, Jamal Crawford is the man they should definitely call.

With trades and signings occurring every day and players coming off the board quickly, the Knicks would do well to make a move on a good point guard. This list is not an exhaustive list by any standard, but it attempts to prove that the New York Knicks are not short on options for a point man. Hopefully a solid floor general can help to boost the team and give the Knicks another shot at getting back to relevance.

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Andre is the New York Knicks Lead Writer for
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