View Poll Results: Who should be our starting PF?

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  • David Lee, move Channing to center

    7 46.67%
  • Channing Frye, use Lee at SF

    5 33.33%
  • Malik Rose or Mo Taylor

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  • Trade for Kmart or Wilcox

    2 13.33%
  • none of the above

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    Starting PF?

    Unless we trade for a superstar, I believe David Lee deserves to be our starting PF on opening day. Forcing him to become a SF is just not right.

    IMO, Frye should start at center with Curry off the bench (hopefully, we could get more out of Curry this way considering he never has much left at the end of a quarter).

    Malik Rose and Mo Taylor will eventually be gone, so I don't think they should be taking away key minutes from our kids.

    If we are gonna make a trade for a PF before the season starts, it should be for a strong, established PF who defends and rebounds, and there aren't many out there. I don't think Kmart is the answer. Wilcox or Jermaine O'Neal would be nice. If we trade for Al Harrington, he should be used at the 3spot, not the PF.

    What ya'll think?

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    IMO Zeke should start Lee at PF and either Frye or Curry at C; thoes three guys together with M. Rose and Butler would give us a nice 5-man-rotation on PF and C.
    Wilcox is would be a nice-to-have, but not really necessary.

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    Seeing Jackie wont be here. I say keep what we have unless we can get someone like Alonzo Mourning. I dont see how Wilcox is an improvement at all. You keep Curry at C (with Marbs & Craw running the show he will flourish. Larry kept him doing set plays thats not his gig). and put Lee or Frye at PF.

    I like Lee a lot. and he is TOO slow to play the SF. You all say we won when he started there.. well he also couldnt defend anyone at the SF level to save his life. He IS a powerforward a good one at that. The only reason I like Frye at the PF is because he can block shots (which i think he will do more of this year). But seeing Lee in the summer leagues I dont know.. I give slight edge to Frye because of size. 6'11 Curry and 6'11 Frye just sounds so good

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    I still think Curry has it in him to be a star center. If anyone will be able to get the best out of him it'll be Isaiah. Isaiah helped developed Jermaine O'Neal and Al Harrington in Indiana.

    C - Curry
    PF- Frye
    SF- Woods (If we re-sign him)/Lee
    SG- Francis
    PG- Marbury

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    with the roster we have now i think our best bet for the starting 5 would be...
    marbury
    crawford
    q-rich
    lee
    curry

    our guards should be...
    marbury
    crawford
    q-rich
    collins

    forwards...
    balkman
    lee
    frye
    woods

    centers...
    curry
    james
    frye

    the others we use to trade for a starting sf and that banger pf we're still missing

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    without a doubt the knicks should get wilcox, i've been saying this for a while, i was always said the knicks should have drafted em, the knicks need wilcox,he is a athletic big man who could run,play D, and he could pick up the slack of eddy curry..wilcox bangs down low and thats wat the knicks need

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    Channying Frye will start without a doubt at the PF

    The starting lineup for the beginning of the season will be:

    Marbury at PG
    Francis at SG
    Curry at C
    Frye at PF
    Q Rich or Lee at SF

    Don't get me wrong, David Lee is one of my favorites but their is no way he will beat Frye at PF and no way that Frye is going to start at Center over Curry. If Lee truely wants some more minutes he has to back up Frye at PF full time or switch to SF, where Q can't handles the job by himself and Balkman who if far from being ready to start.

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    If David Lee had a consistent jumpshot and was a little taller or stronger I'd say start him at the 4.. But Frye has better shotblocking potential, much more range and size. His shooting should help free things up for Curry, plus with Marbury and Francis, we need Frye's outside shot for spacing...Like I've said a thousand times b4, I've seen this kid knockdown 3's, he is a "pure shooter" at the 4, and the reason why he struggled defensively I felt was because he was a rookie and Brown only played man to man...If we don't put Lee at the 3, he'd be great coming off the bench at the 4 with Robinson, Crawford and Balkman since Thomas wants to play uptempo, our second unit would be able to run with anybody since Balkman and Lee fill the lanes and finish so well...

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    Excellent point man

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    Furious Lord, who you've seen knocking down 3's... Frye?

    The only times I saw him shoot a 3ball, I could've sworn it was Dennis Rodman firing away, with one elbow pointing towards Iraq and the other to North Korea... Channing attempted 9 three-pointers in 2005 (only made 3) and it was a dog-ugly stroke, jejejeje.

    Don't get me wrong, Channing has a sweet shot from mid-range and from the charity stripe, it's just that I'd like to see Curry off the bench (considering he get tired easily) and Frye in the middle. David Lee's rebounding with Frye by his side should improve our rebounding numbers. Curry off the bench should be able to make more damage on the other team's defense.

    David's jumpshot has improved a ton this offseason (did ya'll know he led all rookies last year in FG%?). His long arms and vertical allow him to play much bigger.

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    This Is Off The Subject, But What Do Ya'll Think Of Center Paul Muller ? He Did A Good Job In Summer League With The Knicks. Instead Of Resigning Butler Is It A Possibillty Zeke Is Interested In Miller.

    Miller Averaged 13.1pts, 6.6rbs In His Senior Year At Wichita State

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