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Knicks' Amare Stoudemire talks to Head Coach Mike Woodson in Game 4 of the 2012 NBA playoffs against the Miami Heat.
The Knicks may have the oldest team in the league, but they also have what looks to be one of the best rosters. The average age of the Knicks is 32, thanks to veterans like 39-year-old Jason Kidd and 40-year-old Kurt Thomas.
But with age comes experience, which will be one of the keys to the Knicks season.
Jason Kidd was once one of the best point guards in the league. As a backup, his career averaged nine assists per game is a great asset to the Knicks.
Kidd, Thomas, Marcus Camby and other vets add a depth to the Knicks team that doesn’t otherwise exist in the NBA. The team has solid, veteran backup players who know how to take control of the game.
And the starting lineup isn’t too shabby. Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire are among the starters for the Knicks.
But the starting lineup looked just as good last season when the team struggled during the regular season. They went on to lose all but one game to the Miami Heat, falling in the first round of the playoffs.
New York also let go of Jeremy Lin, who got hot last year and gave the team the spark it needed to start winning games.
The Knicks look good on paper, but the players didn’t seem to mesh well last season. If the veterans on the team can’t get things going, it will be another disappointing, championship-less year for the Knicks.