New York Knicks: Predicting the perfect playoff rotation

NY Knicks, Derrick Rose. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Derrick Rose, Tom Thibodeau, New York Knicks. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The New York Knicks could shake up their current rotation for the postseason.

After clinching a playoff berth for the first time in eight years, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau and his team are gearing up for the elimination tournament. While New York isn’t expected to contend for a championship, it’s a sure bet that they’ll make life miserable for whoever matches up with them in the first round.

However, there is a possibility that the Knicks might make some adjustments to the rotation once the playoffs begin. Many teams often do this before the postseason to try and catch opponents off guard, and it has worked quite a bit.

For example, the Miami Heat had Bam Adebayo switch from power forward to center right before the playoffs last season. That move helped them go from the 5th seed in the East to game 6 of the NBA Finals.

While Thibodeau likely won’t make any decisions that completely dismantle the current rotation, there are still some smaller moves and adjustments to be made that can help New York stay competitive once the games start to truly matter.

The Knicks are about to enter their first playoff series since 2013, here’s the rotation that gives them the best chance to make it out of the first round.