Originally posted on Knicks Fanatics Blog  |  Last updated 10/25/12
Chris Copeland has cemented his position on this Knick Roster the night he scored 34 points in 19 minutes verse the Boston Celtics. What is going to surprise a lot of people is he may start opening night at the 3. With Amare out 2-3 weeks and the good news that Chandler's MRI showed little more than a slight bone bruise means Chandler will Start at center opening night. Melo will start at the 4 with Jr Smith at the 2 and Raymond Felt-on will start at the1. Camby, Wallace, Kidd, Pablo, Brewer and Novacanie will be perhaps be known as having the deepest bench in the league. Look for Pablo to play major minutes with this club. Pablo makes everyone around him better and we witnessed such in preseason as he made Copeland an example of bringing out the best in an unknown player. Kidd looked good also but Pablo's 5 years of youth on Kidd and deceptive change of speed moves will bring out all the talent this current team has.. which is equal or better than any elite team in the NBA. Even better news comes from the knicks blog http://theknicksblog.com/knicks/j-r-s-ready-to-go/    JR SMITH IS Locked and loaded, ready to prove at 27 years old and an 8 year veteran, this becomes one dangerous team. I predict the Knicks come out the block strong with wins over the Brooklyn Nets followed by a "Thumping " they will give the Heat during the Garden opener. There is something very special about this years team. We will not play passive and will literally bowl strikes the entire season. Mike Woodson will have to make sure he protects our players health and goes with whatever lineup works. This may include a decision to not disrupt team chemistry if we start out 5-0 by insuring Amare 's role will be coming off the bench which is not unreasonable in the least with our depth and talent. John F Kennedy once said " Victory has a Thousand Fathers , however defeat will always remain an Orphan. Fellow Fanatics.... the Knick will have a Thousand Fathers all the way to the Championship. LGK...
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