Houston's return should be a boost

Updated: December 23, 2004, 11:03 AM ET
By Brian James | ESPN Insider
After missing the last 50 regular-season Knicks' games, including the first 18 this season, Allan Houston has returned from various leg injuries. Now it is up to coach Lenny Wilkens to see just how Houston fits into the rotation that also features versatile starting guards Jamal Crawford and Stephon Marbury.

How soon does Houston return to the starting lineup? If so, whom does he replace and whose minutes get cut?

Let's look at how the Knicks have used Houston thus far and why I think the return of one the NBA's purest shooters will jumpstart the team.