Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 12/28/12
Raymond Felton won't need surgery on the pinky finger that has recently kept him from hitting the hardwood, but the injury will still force him to be sidelined for 4-6 more weeks.The Knicks have preached their point guard depth as a key to the team's continued success all season long, but with Felton down for the count, elder statesman Jason Kidd will likely be looked upon to log heavy minutes for the next month plus. In addition, Pablo Prigioni, who has shown promise in sporadic minutes, will also be thrust into a top reserve role as well.Kidd's value, prior to the start of the season, was ranked highly because of the situation he was slated to be in as a Knickerbocker. As a backup, Kidd would have been able to play limited minutes and preserve himself for the postseason. That plan instantly changed when the veteran was thrust into a staring role due to the team's various injuries. The latest one to Felton will allow Kidd to strut his stuff as a more natural floor general and truly...
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