Warriors: Stephen Curry, Toney Douglas, Nemanja Nedovic
Knicks: Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Beno Udrih
Plenty of Knicks fans had concerns when the team signed Raymond Felton (particularly concerning his weight)), but Felton put those concerns to rest with a solid season. Stephen Curry also had a solid season last year; he averaged 22.9 points and 6.9 assists per game. Many were surprised to see him left off of the All-Star team. If Curry can continue his great play next season, he will be a lock to make it to All-Star weekend.
Felton is a solid point guard, but he doesn’t do anything particularly well. He can put up points at a decent clip, isn’t a bad three-point shooter, and is a good passer. He just doesn’t compare to a player of Curry’s skill level. Curry is the best shooter in the league, which helps make up for any weaknesses he has in his game. He is also a better passer than Felton, although he does still make a few bone-headed plays from time to time.
The backup point guards, Toney Douglas and Pablo Prigioni, excel in different areas. Prigioni is an excellent three-point shooter – or just shooter in general. He also averaged an astounding 6.7 assists per 36 minutes last season (his rookie season).
Douglas is a capable scorer, but his defense is what makes him stand out. While on the Houston Rockets last season, he did a great job of keeping Curry in check. He needs to work on his passing, but his defense is good enough to get him playing time at point guard.
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