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Derek Fisher reveals his starters for the preseason opener

Knicks. Celtics. Preseason!

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks basketball has arrived! The games don't count, so everyone's a winner!

New York will take on the hated Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford -- a.k.a. the former home of the Whalers. Here's the starting five:

The "Bargembert" frontcourt! I hope to never see this in the regular season. In case you were wondering why J.R. was chosen over the likes of Tim Hardaway and Iman Shumpert, Fisher has you covered:

"Strong play" J.R. sounds better than last autumn's "knee surgery and weed suspension" J.R.

This will be our first chance to see the likes of Samuel Dalembert and Jose Calderon suit up for the orange and blue. One new 'Bocker who won't be making his debut tonight, however, is big man Jason Smith:

Remember, folks: THIS IS PRESEASON!

Good luck to all, good rest for Shump, and please nobody else get hurt!