The Knicks need a line-up change
With the New York Knicks losing their last four games, head coach David Fizdale has hinted at possible line-up changes.
I’ve come up with a starting line-up that I would like to see the Knicks go with against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
C – Enes Kanter
It’s a no-brainer to keep Kanter in the starting line-up given the fact that he’s arguably the Knicks best player. He’s been a walking double-double night in and night out.
Kanter did have a down night against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the entire starting line-up was bad.
PF – Noah Vonleh
Vonleh has done nothing but performed since the start of the season and has outplayed veteran Lance Thomas.
At some point Fizdale will have to bench Thomas, he’s too much of an offensive liability. I don’t care what kind of leader he is as a veteran.
SF – Damyean Dotson
Dotson has done nothing but produced over the past few games and just recorded a double-double against the Bucks. He’s also scored double-digit points in each of the last three games.
Dotson also looked very good during the preseason. It’s obvious that he’s improved from last season, especially on the defensive end of the floor.
With rookie Kevin Knox out with a sprained ankle, it makes sense to have Dotson start at small forward.
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
I can’t think of any other players that should start ahead of Hardaway. His shot selection and defense are questionable, but he can put up points.
Hardaway is also one of the Knicks’ best players, so he has to continue to start for now.
PG – Frank Ntilikina
I really like Trey Burke and the way he scores, but Ntilikina has been a monster on defense and does a nice job of running the offense.
I really like the way Ntilikina gets everyone involved on offense even though he doesn’t put up big numbers by himself. He deserves a chance as a starter.
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