Looking at the New York Knicks' Early Contenders for Major NBA Awards

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Looking at the New York Knicks' Early Contenders for Major NBA Awards
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During their hot start to the season, the New York Knicks have had major contributions from players throughout the roster. As a result, a number of players have a serious chance of challenging for some of the NBA's individual awards.

From Tyson Chandler and his Defensive Player of the Year crown to Carmelo Anthony and his early-season pursuit of the MVP award, there are plenty of Knicks stating their claim to the league's major awards.

As the season moves on, the respective pictures will become a lot clearer, but for now let's go through each contending player's chances of winning awards and whom they'll have to get past to win them.

Stats used in this article were accurate as of Dec. 23, 2012. Advanced stats are from Basketball Reference.

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