The Knicks are all in. With $175 million committed to Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler over the next three years and a roster replete with aging veterans, they are looking to win now.
Any changes the Knicks' general manager Glen Grunwald makes this coming season will be geared towards that goal. Unfortunately, New York's excessive payroll and a lack of valuable trade assets will make it very difficult for him to make moves, but that won't keep him from trying.
Grunwald has demonstrated the ability to be creative in the pursuit of talent during his first year on the job, using the amnesty clause to release Chauncey Billups and sign Tyson Chandler in December and structuring sign-and-trades to acquire Raymond Felton and Marcus Camby this summer.
The Knicks are set in the frontcourt. Anthony, Chandler and Amar'e aren't going anywhere and Camby and Novak are solid backups. If Grunwald makes a move it will be to bolster what is just an average backcourt.
His best assets may be future draft picks, though there are some potential trade chips on the roster. Here are the Knicks' five most expendable players.