New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson has spent the first 2.5 weeks of the preseason assimilating the team's many new players into his offensive and defensive schemes. Knicks fans have had the opportunity to assess the players and team as a whole during the Knicks' two preseason games and inside looks at practices on MSG Network.
Coach Woodson has experimented with various different lineups and found certain player combinations that worked particularly well together. He has also tipped his hand as to what type of offensive sets the team will run.
Some of the new and returning players have exceeded expectations with their conditioning or skill level, while others have squandered an opportunity to earn a rotation spot or make the roster. Veterans like Amar'e Stoudemire and Marcus Camby have been limited due to injury.
With less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, it is time to evaluate the team's players. Here is a slideshow of Knicks whose stock is rising or falling halfway through the preseason.