Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Look at Knicks Opening Night Starters

Here are the Knicks opening night starters:

Center: Timofey Mozgov
Power Forward: Amar'e Stoudemire
Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari
Shooting Guard: Landry Fields
Point Guard: Raymond Felton

The Breakdown
The obvious surprises are Mozgov and Fields starting. Mozgov, though, only played 7 minutes due to foul trouble. Ronny Turiaf saw the bulk of the minutes at center. Mozgov has had a lot of problems keeping his fouls under control, but it is certainly a positive to see him in the starting line up. We'll have to monitor the Knicks' next few games to see if he can stay on the court and see what type of numbers he puts up.

Fields, on the other hand, played 30 strong minutes and ended up with 11 points and 4 rebounds. It appears that Fields will have a bigger role than anticipated on the team and will share duties on the wings with Wilson Chandler, who also played nearly 30 minutes. Deep leaguers will want to scoop up Landry at this point.

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