Raymond Felton is questionable for the New York Knicks’ Saturday night matchup with the Washington Wizards. All things considered, Felton shouldn’t feel rushed to come back to the team, despite their struggles; he should take his time and get healthy.

In Felton’s absence, the Knicks have gotten productive point guard play from Pablo Prigioni and the reactivated Beno Udrih. Prigioni, of course, deserves increased playing time no matter what, as nearly all advanced statistics show the Knicks are better on both ends of the floor when Prigioni is playing.

Udrih, however, never really got his fair shake after preseason. In five preseason games, Udrih averaged 8.6 points (two games with 12 and 19 points) on 46.8% shooting, 2.4 rebounds, and 4 assists. When given increased playing time, Udrih has put up quality numbers. As mentioned, in preseason, Udrih got the start for Felton, and in 36 minutes, put up 19 points on 7-13 shooting, with 4 rebounds, and 7 assists. Most recently, Udrih got to start Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, and in 38 minutes, scored 19 points on 9-15 shooting (3-4 from downtown), to go along with 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

The key for Udrih is extended playing time to become more familiar with his teammates, and to also play himself into shape. By the end of Wednesday’s overtime game, Udrih was on fumes, and it’s become fairly obvious that he didn’t come into training camp in game shape. Sitting on the bench hasn’t help either of those two factors.