Meet The New Knicks Starting Point Guard; Same As The Old Starting Point Guard


Three games. That's all it took for New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau to realize that his new starting point guard should be... Kemba Walker. 

After being benched and out of the rotation for three weeks, Kemba was forced back into action with the Knicks fresh out of healthy point guards. All he did in his first three games back was average 31 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and shoot 44% from beyond the arc. 

Capped by his 44-9-8 point performance (with ZERO turnovers) in the Knicks' last game, Coach Tibs had enough data to convince him that Walker should be back as his starting PG for Christmas. And his brethren around the league were taking notice. 

Jamal Murray called him a "caged lion" (released), while CJ McCollum said "They was really giving Kemba DNPs. Sick sick world. Keep serving brotha."

And then Kemba gave the whole basketball world a Christmas present, with no less than a triple-double in the Knicks' X-Mas Day win over the Atlanta Hawks. 

As usual, through his benching, and his stunning return, Kemba's classy attitude has remained intact.

The Knicks went 2-7 in the nine games Walker warmed the bench, and are now 2-2 in his first four games back; there's no doubt the 31-year-old has proven he's still got plenty in the tank to help lead this Knicks team.

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