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In 2012-13, the New York Knicks finished 11th in the NBA in points per game with 100.0 per game. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony carried the club for many stretches, but he was supported by Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith and a slew of accurate shooters.
'Melo's surroundings have changed a bit, yet the results should be similar, if not better, in 2013-14.
From a spacing standpoint, it looks like Anthony and Andrea Bargnani are coexisting, and once Bargnani finds his shooting touch, they will be a potent pair.
New York might have lost key shooters like Steve Novak and Jason Kidd this offseason, but the addition of Bargnani, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Beno Udrih should help compensate.
More importantly, the Knicks will be slightly less dependent on the three-ball, executing a more balanced offense.