Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks continue their quest to find the right combination of rotation guys against the New Jersey Nets. The Nets feature projected all-star center, Brooke Lopez, and another speedy guard in Devin Harris. Sharpshooter Troy Murphy is expected to be out with back pain. New coach Avery Johnson can be expected to have his team work harder than last year rendering their 12-win season a distant memory. Coach Johnson appears to be closer to settling on the season starting line-up than his NYC counterpart. Travis Outlaw and Anthony Morrow are expected to secure starting spots, especially if Carmelo Anthony doesn’t show up some time soon.
What to look for!!!
Warriors reunion (Morrow, Turiaf, Azuibke, Randolph)
Stoudemire proving how unstoppable he is
The stripping of Jordan Farmar
Guard defense on Devin Harris
Brooke Lopez v. MozGov
Landry Fields continued development
Whether Andy Rautin’s can shoot and defend
Old Joe Smith: Will he be more than”just there”
Derrick Favors v. Anthony Randolph
Patrick Ewing, Jr.’s brief chance to make team