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    Nyk Logo The Starting Lineup Has NOT Been Named

    NY Post Writes: The Knicks' starting five is not set and Thomas said it won't be, until at least opening night.

    "Even after opening night, there still could be some changes," he said, adding there could be changes the first 15-20 games. "Really, it's about building a team."

    Thomas refused to call any player a lock to start.

    Marbury-Francis-Jeffries-Frye-Curry

    This is what we should expect the starting lineup to be. Francis makes too much money to come off the bench. Frye starts by default cause there is no better PF. Expect Crawford in the game in the 4th QTR and Francis on the bench. It'd be nice to see Jeffries and Lee sharing minutes in the 3 spot.

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    First of all I think we need to name a starting line up and stick with it. We cant afford changes during the first 15-20 games. Finding the right lineup is what preseason is for.
    Second there is no such thing that if a player is making a lot of money he should deserve to play. Lets take a look at last year- Penny making 16 mil. there was no shot in hell that he should play. Same with this year with Roses(both Jalen and Malik) Neither deserve to play. Lee and Jefferies are better options at SF then both roses being that they stress defense and hard work. And at the SG position we have seen how clutch Crawford has been.

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    It's not that I think Francis SHOULD start because he makes too much money to come off the bench...It's that Francis WILL start cause he make too much money to come off the bench...it would make the knicks look worse than they already do if the media had the chance to make fun of the knicks because they're the only team to have a 16 million dollar player on the bench.

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    Thw only reason i am going to say francis should start is because if he doesnt he will have no desire to play at all and would have a negative and non caring attitute. At least Crawford and Robertson could accept the role of coming off the bench and add fire power and good shooting, however i dont think francis would be able to handle that role, thus sparking a negative attitue which would be detrimental to the team.

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    Its hard 2 chose between crawford and francis cuz crawford was arguably the best knick last year and hes got a couple of inches on francis. I would still go with francis cuz as mentioned the money hes bein paid

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    Last year was a bad year. You can't get a fair view of any player on the team. It's very possible that Jerome James is a solid Center and shot blocker but we can't tell by his play last year because he really didn't at all. When he did he looked fat and off balance. That's what happens when there is no consistancy. Moving along. Francis didn't get a fair shot last year. He was aquired via trade to rot on the bench or possible to replace Marbury. (That's doesn't make much sense to be being that they are virtually the same player but very little of what Brown does makes sense.) So the view of the average Knicks fan is that Crawford deserves to start due to his play in the last 4 games of the year when the Knicks sucked and he shined, right? Defense is an issue and will continue to be BUT no one can stop Marbury or Francis one on one. Yes there are taller guards but it's a team effart to stop Wade and James with all teams and it will be with ours. Francis deserves a shot. If he fails we've always got Crawford/Richardson.

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