Every point guard needs to have a certain amount of confidence and swagger in order to become successful. Over the years, the NBA's elite point guard have possessed just that and they continue to get better. These players have the right mentality on the court and their physical abilities allow them to dominate the opposition.
The Knicks have a familiar face in their starting lineup at the point guard position in Raymond Felton. Felton signed with the Knicks in 2010, but was traded after playing 54 games. During that time Felton averaged 17.1 points and 9.0 assits per game, showing the world what he is capable of. Even though he had two tough stretches with the Nuggets and Trailblazers, Felton has the utmost confidence in himself, New York Post.
“I am a competitor, I am a point guard just like he is, so do I think I am better? Of course, I am going to say that,” Felton said. “I think I am better than any point guard. That's the way I am supposed to think. But at the same time it's nothing personal between me and Jeremy. But people are going to make it about that. I am fine with that.”
Felton meant no malice by those comments as it was not directed at Jeremy Lin with any anger. This is what the Knicks want out of their starting point guard. Felton fears no one on the court and the Knicks can feel happy going into training camp with him leading the offense.
Although Felton may not be the most athletically gifted guard in the league, he is a savvy veteran. He understands the game extremely well and is certainly an upgrade at the position.