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Predicting NY Knicks' Rotation Once Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert Return
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Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks are dominating the NBA through the first eight games of the season. Despite what their 7-1 record would lead you to believe, Mike Woodson's team still isn't at full strength. 

Forward Amar'e Stoudemire is sidelined while rehabbing from knee surgery. His prognosis of 6-8 weeks has his return date targeted for around the new year.

Second-year guard Iman Shumpert will likely be decked out in the finest suits and located at the end of the Knicks' bench until January. He suffered a knee injury in Game 1 of the playoff series against the Miami Heat after a very impressive rookie season.

Much is being made of the fallen ballers' looming return, and rightly so. STAT is one of the most offensively dominant big men in basketball, and Shump is just 22 with All-Star potential on both sides of the ball.

Woodson will be forced to alter his rotation upon Shumpert and Stoudemire's return. Here's how the minutes should be divvied up by mid-season.

 

All stats used in this article are accurate as of games played through Nov. 17 unless otherwise noted.

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