David Fizdale has some tough decisions to make when it comes to the Knicks’ roster
While we don’t know what the New York Knicks starting line up will be heading into the regular season, it will be interesting to see who head coach David Fizdale goes with for their first preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News noted that Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mario Hezonja, Kevin Knox and Enes Kanter were one of the teams during their inter-squad scrimmage at The Garden on Saturday. This could be an indication of what New York’s starting five will be on Monday.
Fizdale says he has not settled on a starting lineup for tomorrow’s game. Worth noting though the players in blue jerseys at practice: Burke, Hardaway, Knox, Hezonja, Kanter.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) September 30, 2018
This is a line-up that I would like to see. I honestly believe that Burke has the best chance to be the Knicks’ starting point guard for the regular season opener. He has more experience than Frank Ntilikina and looks more confident than Emmanuel Mudiay. Overall he’s their best option.
I think Hezonja should start at small forward with Kevin Knox at power forward. I know Lance Thomas is a better option than the rookie, but the Knicks aren’t playing for a title this season. They need to develop their young talent.
When it comes to the shooting guard position, the Knicks don’t have anyone better than Tim Hardaway Jr. right now. Courtney Lee is good, but he’s not better than THJ.
Of course Fizdale could really mix things up since it’s the preseason and take a look at numerous starting line-ups.
Feel free to comment below and tell us who you think will start for the Knicks against the Wizards.
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