After posing the questions, “Is Rajon Rondo An All-Star?,” “Is Jose Calderon An All-Star?” and “Is Derrick Rose An All-Star?,” at an editorial meeting yesterday we decided that Chris Duhon has played his way into consideration.
Although he wasn’t even mentioned in the “10 Potential All-Star Snubs” in the Eastern Conference, Duhon is currently playing out of his mind. With the surprising Knicks 9-11 record owing mostly to the fact that they’ve been playing with only seven guys, Duhon has been everything the Knicks hoped he could be (and more) when they signed him this summer. Basically, he’s been D’Antonized.
Through 20 games, Duhon is averaging career highs in points (12.1), assists (8.3), rebounds (3.6), steals (1.2) and, significantly, minutes (40.2). The dimes he’s dropping is good enough for fourth in the League, a true testament to a point guard playing in Mike D’Antoni’s system.
“Duhon already has five games with double-digit assists – as many as he had in the previous three seasons combined. Two weeks ago, he dished out 22 assists in a victory over Golden State, breaking a 50-year-old Knicks record.”
In Sunday’s win over Detroit, the captain had a season-high 25 points and nine assists, and until the Knicks find a backcourt teammate to spell Duhon, expect more of the same.
What do you think? Is Duhon an All-Star?
Source: New York Times