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Pablo Prigioni: Played solidly as New York’s primary backup point guard the past two seasons. How good was Prigioni? He finished sixth in the league—and first among point guards—in true-shooting percentage. Now if only the Knicks can actually get him to, you know, shoot.
J.R. Smith: Figures to get heavy minutes spelling both Shumpert and World Peace. So long as he can keep his focus, that is. It will definitely be fascinating to see how the triangle accentuates Smith’s best and worst tendencies.
Amar’e Stoudemire: Finished last season on something of a statistical tear. This after numerous setbacks and sanctioned stretches of rest for Stoudemire’s oft-repaired knees. He could see plenty of minutes at the 5, which could prove a boon to New York’s offense. Its defense? Not so much.
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Last year’s All-Rookie First Team selection had himself a dandy of a Las Vegas Summer League. Now to see whether the second-year sharpshooter can reign in the trigger finger to fit Fisher’s pass-happy offense.
Cleanthony Early: New York’s first pick of this year's draft (acquired in the Felton-Chandler trade), Early gives the Knicks some much-needed frontcourt depth. At 23, his experience and maturity should pay immediate dividends—both in terms of playing time as well as his overall triangle acumen.
Jason Smith: Smith, whom the Knicks recently signed to a one-year, $3.3 million deal (per USA Today’s Sam Amick), gives the Knicks even more frontcourt scoring. A capable mid-range shooter, Smith could prove a potent triangle fit.
Cole Aldrich: Aldrich isn’t the most versatile center in the world, but his rebounding and ability to protect the rim will be welcome strengths indeed.
Samuel Dalembert: Dalembert never fully realized the potential he once displayed with the Philadelphia 76ers. But as a bench-center option, you'd be hard-pressed to do worse than this reasonably versatile big.
Shane Larkin: Getting Larkin in the Felton-Chandler trade was one of Jackson’s sneaky-clever coups. After missing nearly all of his rookie season with a foot injury, Larkin is determined to prove his lottery status wasn’t a fluke.
Wayne Ellington: Played in the triangle under Kurt Rambis—now a Knicks assistant—while with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Experience could help him crack the rotation.