The New York Knicks suffered a first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics last season. That team did make the playoffs for the first time in several years, but they were plagued with injuries and their extremely weak bench also factored in their devastating loss.
This year, the Knicks are back and they are a different team. Although they lost Chauncey Billups, this team definitely had a productive offseason. Key additions like Tyson Chandler, currently-injured Baron Davis and rookies Iman Shumpert and Josh Harrellson should make the Knicks a better team, both in depth and in their starting lineup.
This year will be an extremely important year for the Knicks as they attempt to prove to the basketball world that they can be a force in the east and possibly title contenders.
The key question to ask would be: How will each of these players, specifically those in the starting rotation, fare based on the offseason moves and the shortened 66-game season?
The answer can be found 66 regular season games from now, but for now we can try to predict each player's performance and watch as the season starts on Christmas day.
Here are full stat projections for every New York Knicks starter.