Kenyon Martin Would Help NY Knicks in More Ways Than One

January 8th, 2013 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
New York Knicks fans may not like hearing it, but this team's suddenly showing a vulnerability it seemed incapable of over the 2012-13 season's opening month.

With their 102-96 loss to the Boston Celtics on Jan. 7, New York has dropped three of its past five games and six of its past 11.

Since Dec. 9, the Knicks have allowed 100.5 points per game. That figure represents a nearly six-point swing from the 94.6 points per game they allowed in their first 19 games.

Starting point guard Raymond Felton has been sidelined since Dec. 25 with a broken right pinkie. His absence has exposed the Knicks' lack of reliable scorers not named Carmelo Anthony.

As constructed, New York is forced to live and die by the three-point shot. The perimeter orientation extends to the frontcourt, with Anthony, Steve Novak and Rasheed Wallace all hoisting from deep.

Outside of the recently returned Amar'e Stoudemire, the Knicks lack a scoring threat on the interior. Tyson Chandler's points (12.8 per game) have largely come by way of alley-oops and putback finishes.

Free-agent forward Kenyon Martin might not solve all of the team's offensive woes ...

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