There are rumblings from around the country that the point guard carousel is about to get going. Teams have been standing back, waiting for the shoe to drop in New York to see what the Knicks will do with Stephon Marbury.
But with little movement coming out of the Big Apple, teams have to get going to have some kind of chemistry built up during the preseason. So what we are hearing right now is that:
Shaun Livingston could sign with Miami - Marbury had been a real strong possibility to come to South Beach, and it could still happen, after all Livingston is not ready to be an everyday starting point guard coming off that devastating knee injury of his. So far, the candidate to start is Marcus Banks with Chris Quinn and rookie Mario Chalmers in the mix. This will be a situation to watch in the preseason, but unless the team brings in a proven guy like Marbury, expect Dwyane Wade to do most of the ball handling, making the starter a low-end Fantasy option.
Jamaal Tinsley could be traded to Denver - We're hearing that it could be a done deal, but both teams are denying it. This could affect several players. If the team considers Tinsley ready to start right away, and we figure they will, that would push Allen Iverson back to the shooting guard role and -- once again -- push J.R. Smith out of the starting lineup. His sleeper value would take a big hit.
Neither move is confirmed and one has been denied, but expect these things to be settled real soon. Both situations will have an impact on what happens with Marbury and could actually force something to happening on that front real soon.