Comparing Brooklyn Nets to NY Knicks Starting Lineup at Every Position

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Comparing Brooklyn Nets to NY Knicks Starting Lineup at Every Position
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Let the battle for New York begin. Again.

Last year, the Brooklyn Nets never really threatened the New York Knicks during their turf war. Despite splitting the season series with two victories apiece, the Knicks were the superior team through-and-through.

Following an uber-aggrressive offseason during which they've acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics, the Nets are prepared make a play for the Knicks' city and division throne. Bringing in Pierce and Garnett gives Brooklyn a feared starting five, consisting of past and present All-Stars.

To their credit, the Knicks have made some changes of their own as well. Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani were all solid additions they secured on the cheap.

But has it given them a starting lineup that can contend with Brooklyn's flashy outfit?

Starting fives aren't always everything, but they say a great deal about which team is in a better position to unseat the other.

 

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