Desperate for point guard play after using the amnesty clause to waive Chauncey Billups, the Knicks naturally gravitated toward Bibby. At age 33, Bibby no longer possesses the lateral quickness of his younger days. His defense is a step slower and he's no longer a threat to penetrate the lane. But he still does one thing particularly well: shoot. The former University of Arizona star shot 44.0 percent last year from behind the arc, splitting time between the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat.
Jeffries is not nearly the shooter Bibby is, but he has earned coach Mike D'Antoni's heart by proving his willingness to defend. Sometimes criticized for his slow finish to last season, Jeffries is a versatile defender who can guard any front court position, and even sometimes defends point guards like Rajon Rondo when D'Antoni wants to throw a curveball.