Knicks starting lineup not yet known
Who will head coach Derek Fisher use in the Knicks starting lineup? The answer could change several times during preseason and again when the regular season begins. Is J.R. Smith better as a starter or as a gunner off the bench? Questions exist. Here's ESPN New York with the latest:
Following Tuesday’s practice, Fisher said he will let his team know at the Wednesday morning shootaround what his starting lineup will be against the Celtics in Hartford that night.
“It’s still somewhat open, not because I’m still debating it; we haven’t had our final meeting as coaches this evening [yet],” Fisher said after Tuesday's practice. “We’ve mixed the groups up a lot during this first week. We have an idea, but we’ll make some decisions this evening and then hopefully by the time we come to shootaround, we’ll be able to inform the guys so they can prepare themselves and get the right mentality.”
At one point during the portion of practice open to the media, Fisher had a group of Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert working together in a five-on-zero drill. But Fisher did mix up the groups after that.