|2013/14 SEASON ROSTER|
|51||Metta World Peace||F||6-7||$1,590,000|
|5||Tim Hardaway Jr||G||6-6||$1,196,760|
Cole Aldrich (Sacramento), Andrea Bargnani (Toronto), Tim Hardaway Jr (Michigan), Toure Murry (Rio Grande Valley), Chris Smith (Free Agent), Beno Udrih (Orlando) and Metta World Peace (LA Lakers).
Earl Barron (Qingdao DoubleStar), Marcus Camby (Free Agent), Chris Copeland (Indiana), Jason Kidd (Retired), Steve Novak (Toronto), Quentin Richardson (Free Agent) and James White (Reggio Emilia).
The Knicks have a lethal offensive weapon in Carmelo Anthony, who led the NBA in scoring last season ... Gets buckets in the post, mid-range and from deep easily and consistently ... Deep roster with talent at every position ... They have nice playmakers in Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni, shooters like JR Smith and Andrea Bargnani and defenders like Tyson Chandler, Metta World Peace, Iman Shumpert and Kenyon Martin ... Few players make a bigger defensive impact than Chandler ... If healthy, Amare Stoudemire becomes a fantastic offensive threat ... Team is filled with savvy and tough veterans ... New York is quite a threat from beyond the arc.
Not clear who's the No. 2 option on the team ... What happens when Melo's shots are not falling? ... Can the Knicks count on Smith when the going gets tough? ... Didn't happen in the last playoffs ... Stoudemire puts up great numbers when healthy, but he's breaking down physically and will probably miss a bunch of games again this year ... Players are better at creating shots for themselves than at setting up teammates ... Ball movement will be an issue ... When it comes to athleticism and quickness, Knicks are average at best ... Can anybody light a fire under Bargnani? Will he wilt under the pressure an NBA player faces in New York? ... Mike Woodson is not the most creative offensive mind roaming the sidelines ... Even with all the talent on the team, shooting percentages were poor last year ... They often live and die with the three.
28 years and 355 days (opening day), 6 foot 6.60 inches, 219 lbs.
WINNING PERCENTAGE (2008-2013):
193-201 (48.9 percent)
2nd in the Atlantic Division / 5th in the Eastern Conference
|PG: Raymond Felton||SG: Iman Shumpert||SF: Carmelo Anthony|
|You can do a lot worse than Raymond Felton at point guard. But you can do a lot better too.||A healthier Iman Shumpert may remind us why we fell in love with his play during his rookie year.||He's the Knicks' offense most of the time. Comes off the best season in his NBA career.|
|PF: Andrea Bargnani||C: Tyson Chandler||Sixth: JR Smith|
|The potential makes you salivate. The performance leaves you disappointed. Won't be missed in Toronto.||Outstanding defender that only takes high-percentage shots. Absolutely key for this team.||Smith often plays like a star, but consistency and maturity are not among his traits.|