With Stoudemire hobbling and Billups still sidelined, the Knicks offense is rapidly becoming very one-dimensional.
Carmelo Anthony is an incredible scorer and almost single-handedly won game two, but he can't do that every night.
Who's going to help him?
Jared Jeffries is the veteran and played more minutes than any other Knick tonight, but he's limited offensively and is too small to go up against Kevin Garnett or Glen Davis.
Shawne Williams, the Knicks' leading scorer with 17 points, is a terrific shooter, but he really struggles creating shots for himself and isn't much of a ball handler.
Bill Walker is a nice player and has a whole offensive repertoire, but he was playing in the D-League just a couple of years ago, and is still very mistake-prone offensively.
Toney Douglas, 15 points on 4-6 shooting, is a solid player, too. But he's overmatched playing against Rondo, and needs to dedicate more energy to his defense.
That leaves just rookie Landry Fields, a promising player who can shoot, rebound, and even play a little bit of defense. But do the Knicks really want to make a rookie the second offensive scoring option against one of the best defenses in the NBA?