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5 Knicks Players Who Will Struggle in Mike Woodson's System
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The Knicks are about to undergo a major transformation this coming season, as Mike D'Antoni's fast-paced pick-and-roll offense is out, and Mike Woodson's tough defensive approach is in. 

By combining a focused defensive plan with an isolation offense, New York is in a prime position to be a force in the Eastern Conference this year and give teams like the Chicago Bulls, and even the Miami Heat, runs for their money. Seeing as how the Knicks went 18-6 under Woodson last year, you can understand why I (a hardcore Knicks fan) am beyond excited for next season.

Yet, though I can't wait for the season to start, I'll be the first to admit that I'm also a wee bit on the fence about next season's team. As much as I love Woodson and the style of play he brings to the table, there are certainly some players who will have a hard time adjusting to it. 

Players like Amar'e Stoudemire (pictured) have played in an offense-first system their entire careers, and to suddenly be asked to play defense, may very well prove to be a a tough challenge.

That said, Knicks fans could find themselves disappointed if the man known as "Stat" and some his teammates don't adapt, and fast.

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