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Knicks most used lineup was very successful


This is an argument that the Knicks can improve with more time playing together, and that they don't need a center any more than they need a tall/defensive forward.

The Knicks most used lineup this season was:


Unit Min Off Def +/- W L
Felton-Fields-Chandler-Gallinari-Stoudemire 572.4  1.14  1.10  +59   22   13  

http://www.82games.com/1011/1011NYK2.HTM

It was also the most successful lineup for the team. That is a very high number of minutes for one lineup to play together. I checked a few good teams and their most common lineups had 300-400 minutes. These top lineups were not any more successful than this one was for the Knicks. However, the other Knicks lineups were much less frequent and less successful.

Maybe this means that the team could be much better with familiarity. Maybe it means we underestimated the previous guys. Maybe it means D'Antoni needs to get a few different rotations set. The defense with the bench players is atrocious.

One more thing- Shawne Williams has been statistically our worst defender and the Knicks give up the most points when he's on the court. This shouldn't be the case since he often defends bench players, but it may also be due to being out of position.

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