The Definitive New York Knicks Roster Breakdown: The Frontcourt

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Julius Randle, Alec Burks, and Mitchell Robinson – New York Knicks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The 2021-22 New York Knicks season is almost here.

New York football teams beginning to tank, the temperature dipping into the 50s, and Knicks basketball. Autumn 2021 has arrived.

After previewing the team’s backcourt players, rotations, and potential ongoing role changes throughout the upcoming season, now it’s time to take a look at the frontcourt.

New York Knicks Roster Breakdown

The frontcourt is not quite as tricky as the backcourt.

While the initial starters and bench roles seem pretty clear cut with the backcourt, there seems to be more room for things to change as the season unfolds, whether it be due to injury, rest, or talent shining through.

For the frontcourt players, the roles aren’t quite as expansive. There isn’t too much debate about ball-handling responsibilities, closing lineups, or deserved and undeserved playing time.

Still, there are some questions worth exploring. Will the frontcourt rotation evolve over time? How will playing time be allocated at the center position?

Let’s start with the king himself. You can’t spell New York Knicks frontcourt without Julius Randle.

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