Originally Posted by insidehoops
With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks.
Today’s question: How should Derek Fisher divide minutes among his shooting guards? And who should start at shooting guard?
Unless they make a trade, the Knicks will enter the season with three players who can make a strong case for the starting shooting guard spot: Tim Hardaway Jr., J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.
-- ESPN NY
I give him hard time (feel he gets overrated on the main board), but he's the best defensive player and has the potential to be 3&D player in this league. Hardaway Jr and Smith don't. His 3 point is about average and is usually better from the right side of the floor. If he can stick to making corner shots and play defense, he can be an effective offensive player.
Smith was 6th man of the year a season before, so you don't need to change that by starting him. You would figure he would have a bounce back year for what it's worth. I always figured Hardaway Jr should start for this team at PG. It's not like Calderon is going to be part of the future plans for the Knicks. Let him just handle the rock and then wait for a quick out from Melo or one of the post up players.
PG - Hardaway Jr (he won't start, but eh... why not just experiment ?)
SG - Shumpert
SF - Anthony
PF - Stoudemire
C - Dalembert
This is the best lineup the Knicks can run that's is very similarly traditional to the Triangle offense we have seen in the past from the Bulls and Lakers.