The point guard position is perhaps the hardest assignment in basketball; this floor general must operate the team on both ends of the court and it is his responsibility to find his teammates open shots. New York City has seen many great guards on its blacktops and under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks have been host to some of the league’s greatest point guards, and these players have brought glory to the city.
The first episode of DailyKnicks.com’s Top 5 series―the five greatest point guards in Knicks’ history.
5. Dick McGuire
Dick McGuire was drafted by the Knicks in the 1949 Draft and he spent his first eight seasons in Manhattan. As a Knicks, McGuire led the team to three consecutive Finals appearances and he is currently ranked third in the franchise’s all-time assists list. Dick McGuire was named to seven All-Star teams and he was eventually inducted into the Hall-of-Fame in 1993. As a member of the Knicks, McGuire averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.5 apg and 3.6 rpg.
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