by Marcel Mutoni

Chris Duhon chose the Knicks over the Magic as his preferred destination. Make no mistake about it: Duhon is a smart guy. Though Orlando is obviously the better team, Duhon knows that there’s a far greater chance of cracking the starting lineup in Gotham than in Disney World.

With Stephon Marbury supposedly on his way out of New York, the battle to run Mike D’Antoni’s offense seems a little easier.

Whether Marbury will be traded, bought out of his contract or simply waived is yet to be determined. But people with close ties to Donnie Walsh, the team president, and Coach Mike D’Antoni consider Marbury’s departure a near certainty.

Kevin Bradbury, Duhon’s agent, said, “For Chris, the opportunity to be a starting point guard, to have the opportunity to be the starting point guard for the Knicks, to play in New York and to play in D’Antoni’s system” was too good to pass up.

I can’t wait until Stephon’s jubiliant reaction to the signing hits the YouTubes. We got Chris Duhon, y’all!