Breaking Down How NY Knicks Will Solve Their Frontcourt Logjam

September 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

The Knicks made some awfully interesting moves this offseason, adding two key pieces and bringing back another.

New York replaced Steve Novak, Chris Copeland and Marcus Camby with Metta World Peace and Andrea Bargnani, both upgrades in the talent department. It also brought back Kenyon Martin, who gave the Knicks reliable depth and a physical presence up front.

But now coach Mike Woodson will have some tinkering to do. The Knicks have a lot of pieces up front, but finding the right pairings could be a lengthy and harmful trial-and-error process.

Let's assume that Woodson's starting lineup on opening night looks something like this:

One of the things Woodson should be weary about this season is limiting Tyson Chandler's minutes. Chandler didn't appear to have much gas left in the playoffs, getting badly outplayed by Roy Hibbert in Round 2.

Keeping the team's anchor fresh should be a priority throughout the season. So who steps in when it's time to rest the big fella'?


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