Studs and Duds from the New York Knicks' First Slate of Games

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Studs and Duds from the New York Knicks' First Slate of Games
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J.R. Smith has played unexpectedly great in three games this year.

A week into the 2012-13 NBA season, the New York Knicks look essentially flawless. Mike Woodson's defense has proven to be as advertised. The offense, more surprisingly, looks to be among the league's best.

The Knicks have been led by a group of core players that have contributed vastly more than expected. At the same time, there are players who have disappointed slightly during the team's 3-0 run.

It's important not to overreact one way or another this early in the season, but New York has shown a dramatic improvement from last year's team. The team's studs are far more studly than the duds have been, well, dudly. Nevertheless, there are still points where the 'Bockers will need to improve as the season trudges forward.

Let's break down who has done the most for the Knicks' early run, and who has done the most to take away from it.

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