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About Allan Houston

Born in 1971, Allan Houston was selected out of the University of Tennessee in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. The 6-6 shooting guard signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks in 1996-97 and led the Knicks in scoring in the 1999-00 season. 
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Allan Houston
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1. Jar-Jar Binks (10) , on 2/14/2005 9:56:00 PM, said:

I'm falling out in favor of him. He don't play defense, he's hurt all the time, he doesn't seem happy on the floor, he doesn't provide leadership and he certainly isn't playing his money's worth. WTF!
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
2. harold-insane (0) , on 9/17/2004 10:01:00 PM, said:

Good shooter? Yes.
Overpaid? Yes.
No defense? Yes.
His only asset is his shooting? Yes.
Not a team leader? Yes.

  (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
3. DrFeelgood03 (0) , on 10/21/2003 10:57:00 PM, said:

huh? Allan Houston? His time is so over.
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 2 did not)
4. jamestkirk (7) , on 9/2/2003 2:34:00 PM, said:

Still OK, but not what he once was a few seasons ago. He;s approaching 6th man designation.
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
5. courtnfloor (0) , on 8/16/2003 7:11:00 PM, said:

not only is he a great athlete, he' so very cute!
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
6. gummocatkilla (0) , on 5/24/2003 10:27:00 PM, said:

The Knicks have themselves a nice weapon in Houston.
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 2 did not)
7. nan326 (0) , on 5/6/2003 7:12:00 AM, said:

he ios a great defensive and offensive player. hes not a ball hogger and plays the game well. he plays for the love of the game and is a sincere player and a good role model for children. hes really nice to the fans and he rocks all the way!!!!
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
8. Tamzika (0) , on 12/13/2002 11:10:00 AM, said:

Allan is awesome
  (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
9. Davis21Wylie (0) , on 6/9/2002 7:04:00 PM, said:

On paper, Houston has the tools to be the NBA's top 2-guard, well deserving of his recent $100 million contract. Blessed with textbook form, Houston can shoot off screens, off the dribble, from a standstill, while moving, you name it. Aggressive to the basket, he also will show ability in the post against other 2s, and is a good pick-and-roll player. Now that the positives are out of the way, let me explain why Houston doesn't deserve anything near $100 million. His defense, which scouts thought was improving as recently as 1999, has quickly become just a between-possessions passtime for Houston. A nice guy off the hardwood, Houston translates that into a total lack of intensity on it. Counted on to bring the Knicks to contender status in 2002, Houston instead led them to their worst record in years. It's time for Houston to decide if he wants to be a "good" player or if he will go to the next level.
  (2 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
10. yoshislink (0) , on 5/10/2002 9:24:00 PM, said:

excelent 3pt shooting.
  (2 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
11. ellajedlicka21 (2) , on 11/28/2001 3:26:00 PM, said:

Allan Houston is my favorite basketball player right now in the NBA. Part of this reason is because he plays for my beloved New York Knicks. I get the opportunity to watch him 82 games a season. I went to the game on November 26th against the Hawks and had courtside seats at the Garden. It really is amazing to watch Houston stroke the jumper from up so close. At the end of the game I also had the privilege of slapping his hand while he was walking back into the locker room. I don't want to make him out to be infallible. It perplexed me he made comments in a magazine in the playoffs last year that were said to be anti-Semetic and Allan claimed they were out of context. I didn't actually see these quotes, but I would be displeased with bigoted views from my favorite player. First, he is automatic from the line; last year he was #2 in the league in percentage (90.9%) behind only Reggie Miller. Unfortunately, occasionally he is way too nonchalant down the stretch in games and misses a big free throw. Second, he is, in my opinion, the purest and probably best shooter in the league. His form can be described as textbook. When he gets on a roll, watch out. I've literally seen this guy hit 7 or 8 shots in a row on consecutive possessions. This is undoubtedly the strongest part in his game. Houston has the uncanny ability to shoot over a defensive player right in his face; he just rises and pops... swish! Thirdly, he is able to take it to the hole and draw the foul to utilize his expertise from the foul line. Fourth, a great advantage is that he is so superior that he can draw the double team from the post 20 feet away, swing it around, and get someone else an open shot. Great passing ability. Fifth, Allan is practically lights out on the fast break pulling up beyond the arc. That shot is silky smooth. Lastly, he gets knocked for his defense, but I feel he is really a great defender and is virtually never in foul trouble. I was able to do this evaluation of Houston's play because I have seen him play about 98% of his games since he signed with the Knicks in '96. If you aren't a fan of the Knicks, the intricacies of the superiority of one Allan Houston most likely go overlooked, but the league is starting to appreciate his ability and put tougher defense on him. I have faith he will continue to score efficiently, though. So, as you can see, I can attest to all of my comments because I see virtually ALL of the professional contests he participates in. He has earned the spot as my favorite player and I feel he is just now starting to get the recognition he deserves by being named to the last 3 all-star games and the 2000 Olympic team in Sydney.
  (1 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
12. Kerry S. (0) , on 12/11/2000 2:22:00 PM, said:

DO you always take bribes???
  (0 people found this comment helpful, 6 did not)
13. magellan (72) , on 6/19/2000 11:25:00 PM, said:

It's guys like Houston who demonstrate how good the talent in the NBA really is. Here is a guy who is 6'5", and unbelievably athletic. He also happens to have one of the prettiest jump shots on the planet, and can handle the ball. He is smart, a team player, and knows how to play within a system. Yet, even with all of these unbelievable gifts, he is still only a good (but not great) player in this league. It blows me away.
  (2 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
14. Wiggum (7) , on 12/22/1999 8:25:00 AM, said:

Without Houston, the Knicks would be a sub-.500 team this year.
  (3 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
15. GS04302DU (0) , on 10/26/1999 9:07:00 AM, said:

One of the best young shooting guards in the NBA. The Knicks' main centerpiece on offense. Needs to drive to the basket more often to take advantage of his one on one skills.
  (1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
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