Since Jeremy Lin isn’t going to play, and Baron Davis is out for the year—and possibly forever after tearing everyt ligament known to man in his knee—the Knicks need a backcourt mate to help carry Mike Bibby to the bench once he keels over from exhaustion.
Enter Toney Douglas, the much-maligned
point guard that never saw a 3-pointer he didn’t like.
10 things you didn’t know about Toney Douglas (aside from being tied for most 3-pointers in a single game by a New York Knick)
- He is 3 years younger than me.
- He led Auburn in scoring as a shooting guard during the 04-05 NCAA season, averaging 16.9 ppg and had scoring a team-high 38 points about Nicholls state.
- After his freshman year at Auburn, he applied for the NBA draft, but never hired an agent and he later withdrew his name.
- He transferred from Auburn to Florida State because he was unhappy with his status as shooting guard. He wanted to run point.
- After sitting out the 05-06 season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, he struggled at point once for FSU averaging 11.p ppg. and 2.9 apg during the 06-07 season.
- That same first season at FSU, he injured the 4th metacarpal in his right (shooting) hand and missed 6 games, 5 of which FSU lost.
- During his senior season in 08-09, Douglas averaged 21.5 ppg, which was the highest in the ACC that year.
- He was the first Seminole to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft since Bobby Sura in 1995; the Los Angeles Lakers took him 29th.
- Later the same day the Lakers selected him, the Knicks acquired his rights for their 2011 second round pick and $3 million in cash considerations
- He has an older brother, Harry, that pushed him to be the basketball player he is today.
Good luck out there Toney. I’m pretty sure the Knicks faithful will blame everything on you if we lose. Conversely, you’ll be heralded as a savior if we win and you play well.