The Knicks have some talented players on their bench, but injuries are a serious concern. Which may cause coach Mike Woodson to be a bit more innovative with his rotation than he’d probably prefer. Here’s Anthony Rieber of New York Newsday:

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Fans at Friday night’s unveiling of the renovated Madison Square Garden also got to see Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin make their preseason debuts for the Knicks.

After a practice on that same floor Saturday, coach Mike Woodson said seeing Stoudemire and Martin playing in the same game during the regular season might be a rare occurrence.

Woodson said he is “really considering” alternating the two former All-Stars on a game-by-game basis as a way of keeping them healthy for the whole season.

So whichever big man plays in the Knicks’ season opener on Wednesday night against Milwaukee at the Garden won’t appear the next night in Chicago against the Bulls, for example.