Originally Posted by bigdaddybluesman
I looked at the box score too and saw Nate went back to being Nate.
20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assits.....I wish he was 6'9" instead of 5'9".
He's just not a PG. His best position is as an SG off the bench but in for his energy and attitude.
So let him be what he is and use it to our advantage with Collins running the point and switch on D.
I noticed Fred Jones only played 9 minutes.
Nate's size does not matter that much since he has tremendous athleticism and hops. Remember when he blocked Yao?
Nate worked on his PG skills this summer when he won summer-league MVP in his third year there.
His play in summer league and in preseason, has moved him ahead of all reserve guards at both PG and shooting guard positions. He is a scoring guard that can play make and a point guard that can score. Also with 9 rebounds in 28 minutes against Boston to go along with 20 points and four assists, the 5'7" Nate is a spark plug that changes momentum and plays excellent defence.
Consequently, Nate will probably be the first guard off the bench in regular season, backing up both Marbury and Crawford. He could also be used in a three guard rotation or when the Knicks want a faster, smaller line up.