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Team analysis: New York Knicks

by on Sep.16, 2010, under Team analysis

Danilo Gallinari

Big numbers (and the DeNiro face) will come easy for Gallo this season. (AP)

Depth chart:
PG: Raymond Felton, Toney Douglas
SG: Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Roger Mason, Andy Rautins, Kelenna Azubuike
SF: Anthony Randolph, Bill Walker, Landry Fields
PF: Amar’e StoudemirePatrick Ewing Jr.
C: Ronny Turiaf, Timofey Mozgov, Eddy Curry

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Amar’e  Stoudemire – F/C (Rd. 1-2): 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Danilo Gallinari – G/F (Rd. 3-5): 17.5 Pts, 3 threes, 5.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Raymond Felton – PG (Rd. 4-6): 14 Pts, 1 threes, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl
Anthony Randolph – SF/PF/C (Rd. 5-7): 12 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk
Wilson Chandler – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 12.5 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 1 Stl
Ronny Turiaf – F/C (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Blk
Kelenna Azubuike – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10.5 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Reb

Sleeper:
Walker

Most likely to surprise:
Randolph

Most likely to disappoint:
Felton

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Gallinari
  • Blocks: Turiaf

Things to watch:

  • how kinky coach Mike D’Antoni can get with starting lineups
  • how Azubuike fares in his recovery from knee surgery
  • how Stoudemire‘s FG% and TOs will be affected without Nash
  • who emerges as the most valuable sixth man

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: T9th
  • FGM: T12th
  • FGA: 6th
  • FG%: 21st
  • FT%: 4th
  • 3PTM: 2nd
  • Reb: T23rd
  • Ast: 13th
  • TO: 13th
  • Stl: T16th
  • Blk: T28th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: A-

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