Every basketball team faces unforeseen setbacks during the course of the season. As the oldest team in the league, the Knicks can expect to face more than their share. Fortunately, Knicks coach Mike Woodson's squad is built to withstand injuries or lack of performance by key players.
General manager Glen Grunwald added several veterans to the roster via trades and free agency over the summer, giving the Knicks depth at every position, as well as the veteran leadership necessary to overcome obstacles. Grunwald is also willing to make a move during the season in order to shore up a particular position.
These are the Knicks' backup plans for five disaster scenarios for the 2012-13 season.