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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Opening Tip: The Rotation

By Ian Begley

Every weekday throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip."

Today's Burning Question: If you were head coach of the Knicks, how would you divide minutes among all of your healthy players?


How will Mike D'Antoni handle the Knicks' rotation?

"I hope I don't mess it up too much," he said with a laugh after the Knicks' win over Cleveland.

How would you handle it?

There's plenty of issues: you have to divide minutes between Josh Harrellson and Steve Novak, find a way to balance Baron Davis' minutes with Jeremy Lin, keep J.R. Smith happy and Iman Shumpert fresh.

You may also want to mix Amare Stoudemire into the second unit to give him an opportunity to screen on the pick and roll.

Which leads us to our question: How would you handle the rotation? How would you divide up minutes among your healthy players?

Let us know in the comments section below.