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Throughout the regular season and playoffs, the Knicks struggled to handle injuries to their frontcourt.
Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace all missed significant time with injury, and the Knicks can't afford to have their frontcourt depleted again next season.
Instead, New York will be looking for younger and more durable additions to their frontcourt, especially with the release of Thomas and retirement of Wallace.
Since he does work on both ends of the floor, Andray Blatche would be a great pick-up. He was fantastic for the Brooklyn Nets last season, making strides after being amnestied by the Washington Wizards.
According to the NY Daily News, Blatche is willing to take less money this offseason, just to stick it to the Wizards. That puts the Knicks in the mix, and he may be interested in leaving Brooklyn to join New York's more successful team last season.
It may still be difficult to sign Blatche, and if that's the case, there are plenty of other options. Gorgui Dieng and Jeff Withey headline a decent group of bigs who will be available late in the first round of the draft, while Timofey Mozgov and DeJuan Blair could be had in free agency.
The Knicks would be wise to add at least two of these players to their roster, because if the injury situation repeats itself, they'll need all the frontcourt help they can get.
Draft Options: Gorgui Dieng, Jeff Withey, Lucas Nogueira
Taxpayers' Exception Options: Timofey Mozgov, DeJuan Blair, Zaza Pachulia
Vet's Minimum Options: Andray Blatche, Louis Amundson, Ryan Hollins