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New York Knicks: 5 Free Agent Center Options Not Named Dwight Howard
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Since the New York Knicks traded for Carmelo Anthony, playoff teams around the Eastern Conference have come to fear a postseason matchup with the orange and blue.

If they’re afraid now, wait until next season.

After gutting the team to land their second superstar, the Knicks have continued to win without being anything close to a complete team.  As good as Chauncey Billups, Landry Fields, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony are, the team desperately lacks bench scoring and a productive starting center.

Yes, Dwight Howard will be a free agent in 2012, but signs point to Madison Square Garden’s brain trust rolling the dice on a cheaper option from 2011’s deep class of free-agent centers to save money for a run at Deron Williams or Chris Paul in 2012.

Here are the Knicks’ five best options at center from the 2011 free-agent class.

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