The New York Knicks are fresh off their best regular season in over a decade and are sitting pretty with a 2-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics. When you take a look at the Knicks' current roster, a theme emerges: free-agent acquisitions.
While most teams try to build through the draft, the Knicks opted to spend their bucks in free agency, where they acquired three of their five starters: Pablo Prigioni, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. They acquired one starter through the draft (Iman Shumpert) and one via a trade (Carmelo Anthony). On top of that, several key bench players, such as J.R. Smith, Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Chris Copeland and Steve Novak were free-agent acquisitions. And of course, the injured Amar'e Stoudemire started everything by signing with New York three offseasons ago.
While the Knicks have nine players under contract for next year, there are still holes to fill for next year. Here are some ways to fill them.