The New York Knicks have a lot of awkward fitting pieces on a team that was so successful at going small last season and playing a perimeter-oriented game that was difficult for many defenses to keep up against. This season the Knicks are looking to inject newcomer Andrea Bargnani and the oft-injured Amar'e Stoudemire into the rotation because these two guys can be pretty good and they're paid a significant amount of the salary cap.

According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday it seems like the Knicks will begin the preseason by going really big with Andrea Bargnani and Iman Shumpert joining Carmelo Anthony Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in the starting lineup. With the idea of Bargnani primarily being the small forward in this lineup so Anthony can continue to shine at the power forward position it would give the Knicks a seven-foot tall perimeter option in Bargnani and a tall physical perimeter defender with Shumpert at the shooting guard position.