Defense is something that only seemed to be missing in New York. Depth actually was.
Look at the Knicks' reserves last season.
The only reason Lin got a whiff of court time to begin with was because Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, and Toney Douglas were all either injured or ineffective. If Chandler wanted to catch a breather, his replacements were Jared Jeffries, who lacked the strength to be a presence inside, or Josh Harrelson, who lacked the agility and the ability.
What a difference a year makes.
The deck has been cleared at point guard, with this bunch running deep behind Felton. Jason Kidd may be 39-years old, but no one can match his instincts at the point guard position. Should someone go down in front of him, the 35-year old rookie Pablo Prigioni has shown strong court vision and passing ability at the point for Argentina's national team.
In the post, Chandler's new reinforcements are some familiar faces. Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas are both making Knicks revival tours this season. Why neither is the player they were the last time the Knicks made a run at a title, they can still do two things: bang around inside and bring a bulldog mentality onto the court.
True to the Big Three formula, the Knicks trotted out a shallow roster in their first year with Anthony, Stoudemire, and Chandler. Now the Knicks have a full team, and they're ready to show it on the court.