Jeremy Lin is gone, now just a statistic. Sure, Linsanity took over New York and had Knicks fans buzzing for that brief time, but in the end, he is simply one of many point guards to have started in Gotham in the past decade.
Per game logs from Basketball Reference and ESPN.com, 18 players have manned the New York starting point position since 2002-03. Sure, a lot of teams see tumult at the 1, but there's just something about looking back at all the Knicks turnover over the years and all the big names involved, however briefly ...
Charlie Ward A Heisman winner, Ward spent several fruitful years in New York before being traded in 2003-04. Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images Howard Eisley Eisley was Ward's replacement, starting 76 games in 2002-03 before also leaving in the Ward trade. Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images Frank Williams Williams made three starts in three Knicks seasons. But wait -- doesn't that other guy look familiar? Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Stephon Marbury He came over in that 2003-04 trade and made almost 300 starts for the Knicks. AP Photo/Kathy Willens Steve Francis Can't say the same about this two-year failed Knicks experiment. Ron Turenne/NBAE/Getty Images Nate Robinson No disaster here; Robinson was a super sub, a spot starter and a three-time Slam Dunk champ. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Jamal Crawford More a combo or a 2, Crawford made the occasional point guard start in four-plus New York seasons. Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Mardy Collins Another multiposition player, Collins occasionally played point in his two-plus seasons with the Knicks. Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Duhon Chris Duhon, left, held down the position for more than 130 starts in two New York seasons. Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images Tracy McGrady Typically more of a winger, McGrady nevertheless played point a few times as a Knick in 2009-10. Rocky Widner/Getty Images Toney Douglas A Rocket after three seasons as a Knick, Douglas started his career strong but posted a dud 2011-12. Jeff Hanisch/US Presswire Sergio Rodriguez Rodriguez had a brief stint in New York before returning to play in his native Spain. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Chauncey Billups Well, well. Welcome back, Mr. Felton. AP Photo/Eric Gay Iman Shumpert Davis was supposed to be the guy in 2011-12, but injuries held him back. Now he is a free agent. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Baron Davis Without Davis, Shump or Lin, Bibby started a few regular-season games and one in the playoffs. Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images Mike Bibby In the end, he'll have made fewer starts for the Knicks than Eisley, Duhon, Francis and ... Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Jeremy Lin Raymond Felton
The high-flying Shumpert did OK as a rookie but sustained a devastating injury late in 2012. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer