New York Knicks: Does This Team Have the Right Chemistry to Win a Championship?

May 1st, 2012 by Nilkanth Patel Leave a reply »
The roller coaster that has been this year's Knicks season has provided us with plenty to ponder. It seems as though we've seen nearly six different iterations of this team, what with injuries and acquisitions always shaking up the roster. That being said, fans have been witness to multiple flashes of brilliance by this team; the problem has been sustaining that brilliance for more than a few games.

So, how can the team find the right mix of offense and defense to become legitimate contenders for the championship?

In order to answer that question, let's assume two things: First, that the Knicks are not making it past the first round this year, and second, that Iman Shumpert, Jeremy Lin and Amar'e Stoudemire will return next year at full strength. Now, the controversy becomes about which five players give the Knicks their best shot at being successful.

First, we must admit to ourselves that as long as Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony are both on this team, both will be starting. This is the first impediment to chemistry. It's been well documented that the two forwards have a difficult time playing with one another. They like to have ...

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