We've had a revolving door of starters, usually utilizing the least effective players on the team. i think this should be the starting line-up, but i'd like to hear what other line-ups people have.
I feel that this group of starters will play solid defense, rebound, run the fast break, raandolph and crawford can score in the half-court offense. randolph and lee compliment each other very well, though that will be an undersized front court they can play with anybody (did anyone see the houston game where these two worked very effectively at times doubling yao. ignore the fact that he finished with 34 and 12, or whatever it was). Although i'm kind of on the fence about richardson, his attitude has been questionable, as well as his commitment to winning. i see him doing more pouting than anything else. and Balkman plays better defense. plus Richardson's offense is no where near what it used to be.
Curry is a liability on defense every time, and the team becomes to one-dimensional on offense when he's on the floor, however he can still be an effective scorer, so i don't think we should get rid of him.
I also think that Marbury, Jeffries, and James should be told to just stay home. i feel that those three players do not contribute positively to this team. The knicks clearly play better when marbury is not on the floor. without him the ball works itself around the floor much easier in a fashion that almost resembles a real basketball team. jeffries is a joke, his defense is lackluster, his shooting is so-so. he's slow. an overall terrible fit for this team.
with that group of starters you have defense, rebounding, shooting, a post-up game, a team that executes very well in the fast break. true there isn't a real shot blocker, but it's not like there's one to choose from. plus i can think of a lot of great teams that never had one. But hit me back with your thoughts on my line-up and maybe a line-up of your own.