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July 13, 2013, 03:06 PM
With World Peace (Ron Artest) declaring he would rather go overseas than play for the Knicks, since they snubbed him a few years back on draft day, the Knicks are looking more and more at KMart to fill a need in the roster. Elton Brand would be an upgrade over KMart. However, the likelihood of Brand signing for less with the Knicks than what other teams would be willing to pay Brand is slim.

The Knicks are also looking for another PG, with only Felton and Prigioni on the roster. The Knicks are thin at the point, and with Woodson preferring a smaller lineup and greater ball movement, the Knicks are desperate for another ball handler.

Team strength is at the SG and SF positions and perhaps the Center

SF: Melo / JR Smith (can play SG/SF)
SG: Shumpert (can play SG/SF) / Hardaway (can play SG/SF)
Center: Chandler / Bargnani (can play C/PF)

With regards to Amare's health, Knicks don't know which Amare will show up at the PF.

PF: Amare / CJ Leslie
PG: Felton / Prigioni

Knicks should probably look into trading the rookie CJ Leslie to the TWolves for another rookie, 2nd round pick Lorenzo Brown (PG). This would solidify the PG position with Felton/Prigioni/Brown.

If Brand is not available, then re-sign Earl Barron and KMart.

PG: Felton/Prigioni/Brown
SG: Shumpert/Hardaway
SF: Melo/Smith
C: Chandler/Bargnani/Barron
PF: Amare/KMart

Solid all around. Make changes as the season moves along.

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