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15. Cole Aldrich
Aldrich played decently in the few minutes he's received, but his upside is limited. He's a step or two too slow to be a force in the pick-and-roll, and his lack of explosiveness has him at odd ends in the post, on both sides of the ball. He may be the most expendable player on the roster.
14. Jeremy Tyler
Tyler hasn't received the opportunity to showcase his abilities, but the potential is there with him. He handed in an impressive D-League resume, averaging 18 points and 10.2 rebounds, before forcing the Knicks to waive Chris Smith to open up a roster spot. Tyler provides New York with athleticism, size and youth, which the Knicks desperately need at the 4 and 5 spots.
13. Metta World Peace
Metta World Peace may make random comments to the media and on Twitter that sound absurd, but the Queensbridge native is keeping himself amused while his body inches its way toward 100 percent. Before being sidelined, World Peace was a solid contributor to head coach Mike Woodson's rotation. He defended well, picked up steals and grabbed rebounds, and he didn't detract from the offense like some of his teammates.
12. Beno Udrih
Because of injuries, Udrih has taken on a role larger than fit for him. He's a competent point guard with three-point range, but he's a horrible defender with suspect lateral movement. In a perfect world, he'd come off the bench, play 15 to 20 minutes, hit a few shots and dish a couple of dimes.
Expecting Udrih to run an offense for 30 plus minutes per game isn't in the Knicks' best interest. His production on offense simply doesn't outweigh the damage caused by his defensive limitations.
11. Toure Murry
Murry finished 2013 strong and has looked impressive defensively thus far in 2014. He has good size at the 1, checking in at 6'5", and has been a ball hawk when paired with Iman Shumpert in the backcourt. Murry still has a ways to go offensively, but he's improving with each game as he finds himself adapting to the pace and physicality of the NBA.