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New York Knicks: Ranking Every Starting Option at Shooting Guard
Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
J.R. Smith may be the most talented offensive weapon in the Knicks' arsenal.

The New York Knicks' roster is just about set for the November 1 opener against the Brooklyn Nets, but there's still a huge question mark at the 2 spot in the lineup. 

The Rasheed Wallace addition earlier this month more or less solidified 14 roster spots, leaving one open for Chris Copeland, Mychel Thompson, John Shurna, or simply to leave vacant as an insurance policy for this seasoned Knicks squad.

The Knicks will be without second-year man Iman Shumpert until December at the earliest, according to the New York Times about a month ago. Shumpert was the team's starting shooting guard by the end of last season, and arguably its most well-rounded player in just his first pro season.

Remaining options to start at the off-guard slot vary, and at this point, is very much up in the air.

J.R. Smith may be the team's most potent offensive guard, but his undisciplined past seems to fit him best in a sixth-man role.

General manager Glen Grunwald scooped up ex-Bull Ronnie Brewer for the veteran's minimum last summer, but he's rehabbing from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He practiced with the Knicks for the first time on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.

We still haven't even brought up Jason Kidd, who could very easily be starting Game 1 against his former teammates, but at an unfamiliar position.

Mike Woodson isn't thin on possibilities at the position, but his call won't be an easy one. Does he go in the direction of experience with Kidd? Or maybe Smith, in order to get more points on the board early. And you can't forget about Brewer's defense if he's healthy enough to go.

Woody's task won't be easy, but let's try to figure out who should get the nod and run the wing opposite Carmelo Anthony to tip off the 2012-13 NBA season.

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