Spotlighting and Breaking Down NY Knicks’ Center Position

August 20th, 2013 by Kyle Neubeck Leave a reply »

From sharpshooting Italians to bespectacled former All-Stars, the center rotation for the New York Knicks will have a little something for everyone this season.

Gotham's roster is built around star forward Carmelo Anthony, a talented (yet flawed) player who needs the right complementary pieces in order to maximize his skill set. Knicks owner James Dolan made moves to meet that end this offseason when he wasn't busy with his band.

Looking at Anthony's shot chart from last season, his ideal frontcourt partner would be multi-faceted on offense, giving him the freedom to rotate between the painted area and the three-point line.

There just aren't many players in the league with that type of inside-out ability, and even fewer who can pair it with the stout defense the Knicks need at center. Mike Woodson will have the unenviable task of figuring out which lineups work best on both ends of the court.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the options at center for the Knicks.


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