After watching injuries decimate his roster and put young and largely unproven players in positions of increased responsibility last season, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson made it a point to not let youth be his team's undoing again this year, his first full season at the helm in New York.
So over the summer, Woodson and Knicks GM Glen Grunwald went free-agent shopping with the goal of bolstering their New York lineup with some veteran talent. Suffice it to say they did that, and then some.
"We had nowhere to go, and that wasn't a knock against the guys who we had in uniform," Woodson said Sunday before the Knicks' 88-76 win over Indiana. "We had young players, and this summer we felt it was important to go out and get veteran guys that could play."
New York didn't sign anyone approaching Kevin Willis-Robert Parish territory during the offseason -- Willis played until he was 44 in 2007, the Celtics great Parish until he was 43 in 1997 -- but after seeing who the Knicks did sign, ...