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    Default Playoffs: who would you start at center?

    I think Naz has better numbers than Vin and Deke, but Vin can be aggressive attacking the basket which he does better than Naz and Deke.Dekembe's impact wont be seen in the stats.When hes on his game defensively the Knicks usually win a blowout. Tough call to make but Naz Deke then Vin(4th qtr) could be my rotation.Whats yours?

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    i'd pick the same rotation.. but it also depends on the matchups and what we need in certain situations.. we're lucky we have different players with different strengths, Nazr's energy, Deke's defensive presence and Vin's offensive presence.. if only we can find one player with all those..

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    First i'd give them all the same minutes and then se who's playing well and let him on the court! Now NY has 3 games left to see who's hot!
    I hope that Vin will get more minutes than vs Chicago!

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    I would put Nazr at center but when KT gets in foul trouble move Nazr to power forward and Deke at Center

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    i would strat wit nazr because he always as big starts
    then mutumbo because hes good at D
    and then backer because he is strong and can score

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    if Naz starts hot, he usually stays hot.. so with him as the starter we'll be able to see that.. if we need defensive presence, throw Deke up in there.. for mismatches in the post, put in Vin for easy buckets.. Vin can also double as PF, but i hope he doesn't eat sweetney's minutes! we need to do something about next season, I wanna see sweets getting at least 20 mins a game.. get rid of kurt, get a proven 3 point marksman to back up Houston, start Vin at PF and let Sweets back him up..

    but im thinking too far ahead, its all about PLAYOFFS IN THE GARDEN RITE NOW

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    I think Nazr should continue to start. They can use Deke at the backup and Vin can rotate at C and PF. This will cut into Sweetney's minutes and I don't necessarily agree with it but I think this is what Lenny will do.

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    Dikembe...Experience. Nazr is too stupid. Let him play off the bench.

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    i hope next season they fix the big man rotation.. Sweetney has big potential and all he needs is pt.. btw, isn't Deke retiring after this season?

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    If Deke has an impact in the playoffs(he will) then I dont see him leaving the game.

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    go with mutombo cuz hes got experience and is teh smartest of their big men, if hes ineffective go with naz just cuz hes been playing well recently

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    the question is will Isiah bring Deke back to the Garden?

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    It seems highly unlikely that Deke will be back after this season. I will be sad to see him go though. He's has helped the Knicks a lot.

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    you can't argue with the points any of you guys made. like someone said earlier, i think you gotta go with who's playin' the best at the time

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    i think it depends on the opposing center. for example, against a jermaine oneal or wallace(s), you would need deke for his defense. but against a less-center-offensive team like jersey, nazzie can start.

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