The NBA has taken a dramatic shift in position importance, the league was once solely dominated by the big men. From the days of George Mikan all the up way to the domination of Shaquille O'neal, now it seems that the court is owned by the smaller guys. Michael Jordan showed the world that a guard can completely control the outcome of games, that logic has resonated throughout the league until this day. Guards are faster, stronger, and more explosive than ever before. The reigning MVP last year is the new age point-guard, he can finish at the rim like no other before him, and he can completely control the tempo from the 1 spot. Now great point-guards are not a new thing, one of the greatest winners in NBA history was Magic Johnson, and he was PG. What we're talking about here is the "New Age" point-guards. The D-Rose's, Russ' Westbrooks, John Wall's, D-Will's of the NBA.
Most Knicks fans are already looking towards the next answer, could it be Steve Nash, or maybe Deron Willams, or maybe the Knicks have the answer already.