The New York Knicks went out and got some talent this summer, as you may have heard. They got enough at point guard to set up a classic quarterback controversy situation. Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose is the starter trying to revive a career that sputtered in Chicago after injuries followed glory. Behind him, chomping at the bit, is back-up point guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings has been a starter most of his career.
So far Rose is averaging 31.4 minutes a game and Jennings just 20.6 for the Knicks, who are 3-4. But in the Knicks 110-96 victory over Brooklyn, Jennings (26) received more minutes than Rose (22) from Coach Jeff Hornacek. Granted, it was a blowout and Rose played well, scoring 14 on 60% shooting and dishing three assists. But Jennings made the most of his floor time, dishing out 11 assists despite making only one of six shots.