The Knicks roster seems just about set after the Ronnie Brewer signing
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The Knicks made a crucial move to completing their roster by signing the defensive shooting guard, Ronnie Brewer. Brewer is the last piece the Knicks were looking for. As Iman Shumpert recovers from his torn ACL, Brewer will be able to fill in. Not only did the Knicks sign Ronnie Brewer, but they also officially signed Pablo Prigioni. Here is how the roster will look:
At point guard, the Knicks will most likely start Raymond Felton. Jason Kidd will back him up and will be able to bring a 3 point threat off the bench to compliment Steve Novak. Kidd can also play at the shooting guard position, crucial as the Knicks wait for Iman Shumpert to return. Finally, Prigioni rounds things out. He is still a bit of a wildcard, so there is no way to know how the Knicks will use him just yet.
As for the shooting guard position, the Knicks will most likely start Ronnie Brewer while they wait for Shump to heal. J.R. Smith comes off the bench as the Knicks 6th man, a role that may be even more important then that of a starter. As mentioned above, Kidd can also fill some minutes playing at the position.
Now we get to the Knicks big 3 positions. The starting small forward is Carmelo Anthony, who will eat up lots of minutes. The only other important man at this position is Steve Novak. Novak became one of the most popular Knicks last season as he astonished the NBA with ability to shoot the 3 point ball. He will remain an asset off the bench. The Knicks also have James with at small forward, however he will be the likely man to be cut once Iman Shumpert returns.
At power forward is none other then Amare Stoudemire, now the longest tenured Knickerbocker. With the trade of Jared Jeffries, the only other power forward the New York has is the former Knick, Kurt Thomas. Thomas will be crucial to the Knicks next season. With questions about Amare’s health, Thomas could be thrust into the starting role at any given second.
Here is where things look really strong for the Knicks, the center position. Tyson Chandler was the Defensive Player of the Year last season. And like I always say, defense is something you only improve at, and Chandler will just get better. Backing up Chandler is none other then Marcus Camby. Camby was a member of the Knick Eastern Conference Championship team way back in the late 90′s. He brings the team some much needed playoff experience.
So there you have it, the 2012-2013 New York Knicks. Doesn’t look too bad on paper, well, on screen actually.