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Woodson said he anticipates a competitive training camp as starting guarantees now only go to Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler, who is “back normal [and] ready to go” after suffering from a bulging disk in his neck.

“I know Melo will be in the starting lineup — he and Tyson and Raymond,” Woodson said. “But I don’t know who is going to start. We’ll figure that out in camp. Camp should be pretty competitive.”

Woodson was asked specifically about the starting status of Iman Shumpert.

“You’ve got to go in there and you’ve got to earn a spot is kind of how I look at it,” Woodson said.

One offseason move is currently cause for concern. Former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani, one of the high-profile veterans — along with Metta World Peace — acquired by the Knicks, is battling pneumonia that could prevent him from playing for Italy’s national team.

Reported by Fred Kerber of the New York Post