Sergio… Why did he get a free ticket to pass up Toney Douglas on the depth chart when he got to New York?
In recent interviews, Mike D’Antoni has mentioned that Toney Douglas has so-to-speak, “paid his dues and earned his spot as a starting point guard” beating out others who have failed in that position for the Knicks this season.
Sergio Rodriguez came over to the Knicks at the trade deadline and was quickly inserted into the starting lineup.
I think D’Antoni must have felt like he already knew Toney Douglas and perhaps he had an idea that Douglas was going to play in the final 15 or so games of the season, but wanted to see what Sergio could offer first. Douglas seems pretty hungry so I doubt D’Antoni leapfrogged Sergio ahead of Douglas for motivational reasons.
In any case, I’m fairly certain that although Sergio could be ahead of Duhon on the point guard depth chart, Toney Douglas is an upgrade to both at this point.