j4remi wrote:Deeeez Knicks wrote:I think DSJ will start, but they will probably split minutes pretty evenly and Fiz will go with the hot hand to finish. It is probably the starting spot that is the most up for grabs so would not surprise me either way.
All indications point to it being up for grabs for sure.
https://www.sny.tv/knicks/news/sources-elfrid-payton-will-have-every-opportunity-to-win-knicks-starting-pg-job/308781808But at the moment, the plan is for new Knick Elfrid Payton to get "every opportunity" to win the starting point guard position next season, per SNY sources familiar with the matter."Playing time was a factor and it depended on the deal,'' Payton told the website. "I obviously don't mind playing on a one-year deal ... but when you're in a situation where you're on a one-year deal, you have to be able to play to showcase what you can do. If you're on a one-year deal and you don't play, then your hands are kind of tied, you feel me? I also looked at the coaching and playing style."
DSJ is gonna have to earn his spot, period. That doesn't preclude him from doing so, but the Payton pick up wasn't just window dressing.
Payton is going to play. And he might be wonderful too.
You're right about the competition. And that should be a good thing, because if DSJr wins the starting spot then that validates the decision to get him. Payton is there to push him and if Smith falters Payton will start.
It's all good.