Best front court in basketball?

December, 11, 2011
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Mike D'Antoni thinks so.

He called the Knicks' front line of Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler the best in the NBA on Saturday.

"I don’t think we’re overstating that the frontcourt … I think we have it better than anybody in the league," the coach said.

Chandler agreed, but with a caveat. He said the Knicks have the best front line "on paper."

"But the game’s not played on paper…. So we’ve all got a lot of work to do," the 7-1 Chandler said. "It’s a difficult situation because coming out of the lockout, quick traing camp. [Two preseason games] and you're thrown right into the fire. But I think the sky's the limit."

Depending on how free agency shakes out, other teams may have strong front lines. Chicago (Loul Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) and Memphis (Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph) and Miami (LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Joel Anthony or whomever the Heat chooses to play at center) come to mind, among others. But, on paper, the Knicks' front line appears superior to the rest of the league.

Question: What do you think? Do the Knicks have the best front court in the NBA?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2