Building a Better Rotation for the New York Knicks

November 5th, 2015 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

It's time for a shake-up in the New York Knicks' starting five.

There's talent to draw from on the team's bench, which has outscored opponents in every game. It's so strong some have asked whether the second unit is actually better than the starting one. It's at least maintained a positive +/-, which the starters have not.

While a strong second unit is awfully nice, it only plays together about half as many minutes as a starting five does. So changes must be made.

The problem (once again) lies in the backcourt. Since you can't really do a full five-for-five swap, and put the starters on the bench, maybe the fix is simply to wait for shooting guard Arron Afflalo to return from injury.

Or perhaps a better answer is to steal the second unit's backcourt of rookie Jerian Grant and second-year man Langston Galloway. 

But do you really want to break up that high-performing B squad? Do you really want a starting lineup with two rookies and an undrafted guy you called up from the D-League last year?

Yes. Yes you do.


1. Point Guard


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