NY Knicks: A Way Too Early Prediction of NY’s Small Forward Depth chart

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Up next, we’re going to be covering the NY Knicks‘ Small Forward position.

Similar to my previous article regarding the shooting guard spot, the Small Forward is pretty much interchangeable with the SG nowadays.

If we’re being honest, we’re living in an era of positionless basketball, and pretty much all players are interchangeable depending on their skillsets…ask Nikola Jokic.

Now, the Knicks have had their fair share of Superstars running the 3-spot throughout the years.

I first really got into following basketball right around the Carmelo Anthony era, but we certainly can’t forget about Knicks legends Bernard King, Larry Johnson, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, and Latrell Sprewell.

What do you think the NY Knicks’ SF Depth chart will look like?

Some of those names go to show how much the position has changed over time because some of those names are more like modern-day power forwards and even some centers.

If we take a look at Melo for example…he started playing more of a ‘stretch 4′ toward the end of his Knicks days and has held onto that role ever since.

Bernard King has a closer skill set to that of Bam Adebayo more so than he does a Small Forward from today’s NBA.

So it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved even just in the last 10 years.

The player at this spot is generally asked to do some ball-handling and playmaking. Teams also like to get solid rebounding out of this position.

They’re usually tasked with defending the best offensive wing on the popping teams.

But most importantly, it’s usually a position where teams rely on the heaviest for a high-scoring output.

That said, here we’ll be exploring what the 2021-22 Knicks’ Small Forward Depth chart could possibly look like.