The New York Knicks have a lot of things to work out with their rotation during the preseason. With the eventual return of Amar'e Stoudemire and the acquisitions of Andrea Bargnani Metta World Peace and others New York will need time to figure out how all of their new and returning pieces of the roster fit together. That's a tall task for coach Mike Woodson who managed to help his team fight through injuries last year to win 54 games.

However he won't have nearly as much time this preseason to do that as he might have hoped for. J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire are recovering from offseason knee surgeries and aren't available for the first three preseason games (J.R. won't be available for any of it). In fact Stoudemire and Smith won't even travel with the team during their first three preseason games according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.