Franchises at their best always seem to play a signature style of Basketball: The Lakers Have "Showtime", Detroit's Bad Boys, Jazz Pick and Roll, Celtic Pride, San Antonio Fundamentals, the Jail Blazers, etc.
The Knicks have the opportunity to bring back the Bruising Brand of basketball that the Garden loves! ....(Think: Oakley, Ewing, Mason, Starks, McDaniel, etc.) They almost won a couple of championships, but at least they were fun to watch abusing the rest of the league! It is our identity, It is our destiny!
Felton, Shump, Brargiani, Melo, Tyson
Billups, JR, Metta WP, (Tyler Hansborough)*, KMart
Pirgs, Hardaway, CJ Leslie, (Amare)*, Jordan
*Of course, Amare is more of a 6th man, but if you add the eminently available, Psycho T to that group you will have the maddest, baddest unit in the entire NBA. They'll drive opponents crazy . The refs can't watch all of them at once!
I've always said: If you can't beat them...Beat them down!