This past off-season, the New York Knicks will be remembered for letting Jeremy "Linsanity" Lin walk away and sign with the Houston Rockets, who cleverly devised a complicated deal to scare the "Big Dogs."
The Knicks may have lost Jeremy Lin to the Rockets, but they definitely made a ton of moves to make up for his loss.
Lin's replacement will be Raymond Felton. Felton was the best he's ever been during his seven-year career as a member of the Knicks. Before getting traded for Carmelo Anthony after 54 games, Felton averaged career highs in points per game (17.1) and assists per game (9.0). More importantly, he helped Amar'e Stoudemire play at an extremely high level during his first season as a member of the Knicks.
Along with Felton the Knicks have focused primarily on upgrading their bench, doing so at three different positions.
At point guard, Jason Kidd is unquestionably better than any of the Knicks' backups last year-Mike Bibby, Baron Davis and Toney Douglas-and his veteran leadership will be invaluable to the bench unit.