Knicks at a glance
Isiah bought more talent to support Stephon Marbury, and a full training camp under Lenny Wilkens helps.
Question is, what kind of team chemistry is likely to develop?
Marbury's the catalyst. If he distributes the rock and keeps everyone happy -- and takes charge when games are on the line -- the Knicks win the division.
Of course, a healthy Allan Houston would be nice.
|The starters: Lot of offense, no defense -- as in none, zero, nada.|
|PF||Kurt Thomas||How many times will he be T'ed up this year?||7|
|SF||Tim Thomas||Must get more aggressive; Marbury needs a running partner||7|
|C||Nazr Mohammed||Solid 9.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 56 percent FG after trade to NY||7|
|SG||Jamal Crawford||New York's going to love his game and attitude||7|
|PG||Stephon Marbury||Sweet numbers, but still no playoff series wins||8|
|BENCH||Penny Hardaway on the perimeter. Mike Sweetney, Vin Baker and Jerome Williams on the inside. But keep your eyes on rookie swingman Trevor Ariza.||7|