Originally Posted by Clutch
I never really liked Felton but I don't think Lin is that much better than him.
He was great during the Linsanity (from the Nets game until the other Nets game,the one we lost in Melo's return) but besides that he was really an average point guard. 15/4/7 is good but nothing spectacular.
Stats during Linsanity (10 game period):
22.5 points , 3.4 rebounds , 8.3 assists , 2.0 steals , 5.3 turnovers on 50.9% shooting and 33.3% for three
Stats after Linsanity (17 game period):
15 points , 3.7 rebounds , 6.8 assists , 1.9 steals , 3.8 turnovers on 40% shooting and 31.8% for three
Raymond Felton stats with the Knicks:
17.1 points , 3.6 rebounds , 9.0 assists , 1.8 steals , 3.3 turnovers on 42% shooting and 33% for three
Basically Felton had even better stats than Lin after that 10 game stretch when he had the green light to do whatever he wants.
You have to take into account that Felton won't have the green light this time around though, as you have to take into account melo, which the Woodson knicks offense primarily runs through. Woodson's offense isn't exactly varied, it really doesn't involve Amare a whole lot.
And the stats you posted on Lin post Linsanity really doesn't tell the whole story. Lin put up some great games, some decent ones, and a few stinkers during that period. He did pretty good in some games where either Melo or Amare were shitting bricks, like the game vs the spurs (even though they lost)? He was also a difference maker in a few of those games, remember that Philly game where he made all his free throws in the 4th q and helped the knicks secure the win? Can felton do that?