- Kevin Pelton
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.
Kevin Pelton uses Basketball Prospectus' SCHOENE projection system to take a look at the New York Knicks in the wake of the Carmelo Anthony trade. The Knicks may be only a few wins better, but it could make a big difference when it comes to playoff seeds.