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J.R. Smith will start against the Hawks

Okay, sure.

Your new starting backcourt!
Your new starting backcourt!

Here is Mike Woodson's latest attempt to prevent the Knicks from falling behind double digits minutes into a game:

Starting J.R. Smith for the first time since 2011-2012 after he looked totally out of sorts in his first game would not be my top choice for a new first unit, especially not at the expense of Pablo Prigioni, but we'll see how it goes. All that lineup needs to do is hit open shots, win the turnover/rebound battles, and contain Jeff Teague, and they'll be okay.

As far as containing Teague goes, there is this:

Not sure that first unit can muster a decent zone, so perhaps it'll wait for later lineups.

Meanwhile, Kenyon Martin's grumbling (and Tyson Chandler's injury, and losing a lot) may have overturned the Knicks' plan to limit his minutes:

Mike Woodson is flailing. I hope he stumbles upon something effective eventually. For now, I'm just happy I can look forward to a new game instead of dwelling on what happened Sunday.