Saturday , Jan , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jamal Crawford New York Knicks’ Next Point?

Isiah Thomas believes he already may have found Stephon Marbury’s successor.

Thomas revealed last night that Jamal Crawford, generally regarded as a streak shooter, could be the Knicks’ playmaking point guard.

"That may be his best position," Thomas said of the shooting guard. "We may have to rethink that. If he keeps playing like this -scoring, distributing, defending – this may be his position."

However, Nate Robinson saw heavy minutes at the point last night. He played 33 minutes and recorded nine assists. Crawford had a team-high four turnovers and four assists to go with his 19 points in 38 minutes.

Marbury could be out for the season. He is scheduled to have surgery on his left ankle next week. [Click here for more from the New York Daily News.]