Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Opening Tip: Need more offense from PGs?
By Ian Begley
Every weekday throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip" segment.
Today's Burning Question: Do the Knicks need more offense from the point guard spot?
Sometime on Wednesday, Mike Woodson will sit down with Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni and ask the two point guards to be more aggressive on offense.
Kidd and Prigioni combined for just two points in 55 minutes on the floor. Kidd went scoreless in 33 minutes and Prigioni had two points in 22 minutes. With starting point guard Raymond Felton out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured right pinky, Woodson seems to be a little concerned about the offense coming from his point guards.
"Raymond’s out for a while and both (Prigioni and Kidd) are going to have to start being a little bit more aggressive offensively," Woodson said.
Kidd had done a great job in Felton's absence on the West Coast swing. He averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 assists in the Knicks games against Phoenix and Sacramento.
But he couldn't find his shot on Tuesday. Afterward, he agreed with Woodson's assertion that he needed to look for his shot more often.
"We could be (more) aggressive," Kidd said. "Our nature is to set the table and not to look to score, but in our offense, we've got to be aggressive."
QUESTION: Are you concerned with offensive production coming from the point guard position after what you saw on Tuesday? Or do you think Kidd can produce the way he had on the last two games of the Knicks' West Coast trip?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.