New York Knicks: Thoughts on 10 Possible Solutions at Center

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New York Knicks: Thoughts on 10 Possible Solutions at Center
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Last season, the New York Knicks vastly improved their overall team.  They went from an annual basement-dweller to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The chemistry between the Knicks' two superstars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, began to develop late in the season, and the Knicks were picked by many experts to upset the aging Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

Unfortunately for Knicks fans, the Celtics were able to outplay the Knicks and take them in four games.  

The playoff-tested Celtics were able to point out two of the Knicks' flaws: The lack of a backup point guard and lack of a true center. 

All season, the Knicks were able to outscore their opponents and this led to the team's first winning record in 10 years.  

However, they were not an efficient defensive team and they were one of the worst rebounding teams in the league.  This is exhibited by their awful team rebounding rate of 47.9, which was good for the third worst in the league. 

Both of these flaws were due, in large part, to the fact that the Knicks lack a true center who is capable of starting for an NBA team.  

In this slideshow, I have listed 10 players (some of whom are being discussed in the media, while others have not been discussed at all) who may be able to contribute at the center position, and help the Knicks form a more complete team.

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