The New York Knicks won the Atlantic Division in 2012-13, but fell short of their goal of winning a championship. Management acquired some solid new pieces this summer, and Coach Mike Woodson will alter his lineup in an attempt to get more out of his team.
New York’s power structure is determined by more than just talent and statistics. Several factors, including the players' dependability, specific skills, how they fit into the team's system, the depth at their position and whether they are respected by their coach and teammates, are taken into consideration.
These power rankings will vary from game to game, depending on matchups and who has the hot hand, and are sure to change over the course of the season. Injuries or poor play can knock a player down the depth chart. Youngsters may take on a larger role as the season progresses, while veterans can earn more minutes by developing chemistry with a certain unit.