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Projecting New York Knicks with Melo

Anthony might not have as large an impact on New York this season as some think

Updated: February 22, 2011, 11:50 AM ET
By Kevin Pelton | Basketball Prospectus
Carmelo AnthonyDoug Pensinger/Getty ImagesAnthony will now play alongside Stoudemire. But he may not have as big an impact as some think.

Before the new-look New York Knicks make their debut, most likely Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks, all we have is speculation as to how Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups and the other newcomers will mesh with Amare Stoudemire, Landry Fields and the other holdover Knicks. Among all those subjective guesses, Basketball Prospectus' SCHOENE projection system has the ability to offer a numerical perspective.

Ordinarily, SCHOENE seeks to project both players and teams. In this case, we have a pretty good sense for the ability of New York's players. Our questions relate to how they're going to fit together. Using their performance from the past three years, weighted toward more recent play, and an educated guess at how coach Mike D'Antoni might distribute minutes, here's a look at what we can expect from the Knicks' rotation.


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