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New York Knicks Free Agency: Quincy Douby an Option to Replace Jason Kidd

June 24th, 2013 at 8:29 PM
By Kenneth DeJohn

'Knicks Vs. New Jersey Nets 12/6/09' photo (c) 2009, Bari D - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

In the wake of Jason Kidd's retirement, the New York Knicks have decided to take a look at former NBA point guard Quincy Douby to fill the void left by the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported (via Twitter) that the Knicks seek cheaper options to replace both Kidd and Rasheed Wallace. Shawne Williams has already been brought in for a workout, while Douby is next on the list.

Douby played in the NBA from 2006 to 2009. He began his career with the Sacramento Kings, averaging just under 4.0 points per game in two-and-a-half seasons with the team. He finished the second-half of the 2008-09 season with the Toronto Raptors, where he played in just seven games and averaged 4.4 per contest.

Douby was the 19th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Kings after putting together a stellar junior season at Rutgers. He played 36.7 minutes per game and averaged 25.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Those numbers were nearly double his freshman year marks from 2003-04.

After finishing up the 2008-09 season with the Raptors, Douby made his way overseas. He most recently played for Zhejiang in China and lit up the competition. In 35.8 minutes per game, he dropped 31.6 points and shot 57.2 percent from the floor. That's efficiency, folks.

Albeit against lesser competition, Douby has played well overseas. That would suggest that he still has plenty of basketball ahead of him and, at just 29 years old, may not be a bad pick-up for a team seeking depth like the Knicks.

Plus, the team should have no worries about how Douby will handle the pressures of playing in Madison Square Garden. Douby is a local product, growing up in Brooklyn and obviously playing his college ball close by at Rutgers. This should prove an attractive selling point if Douby indeed plays well enough in his workout to sway the team to sign him.

The Knicks will likely begin their tedious search for a reserve point guard very soon, and expect Douby to be the first serious candidate for the job.

 

Tags: 2006 NBA Draft, Basketball, Frank Isola, Jason Kidd, NBA, New York, New York Knicks, Quincy Douby, Rasheed Wallace, Rutgers, Sacramento Kings, Shawne Williams, Toronto Raptors

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