Many see those "dogs" as way too old to learn any new tricks, but Woodson believes the Knicks veterans are a key element in their pursuit of a title.
"Young guys are not winning NBA titles," Woodson said last month. "When you go around the league and you look at the good teams, like the Miami Heat, the Celtics, the Bulls, the Spurs, the Lakers, they’ve got a variety of (veteran) players."
Still, a casual glance at this Knicks roster begs the question: just how old is too old?
The preseason addition of Wallace increased the Knicks' average age to 31.6, making them by far the oldest team in the league.
They're a full two years older than the 2nd oldest team -- the Miami Heat.
The Knicks' age, of course, has spawned countless jokes among NBA observers.
So the GM surrounded his stars with a crew with elder statesmen that he hopes can lead them deeper in the playoffs.
"It takes veteran teams to win," Grunwald said.
Camby, for one, sees the Knicks' advanced age as a plus.
"I just think we've all been through those wars, we've been through those grinds," he said. "We know what it takes to win ball games. We know what it takes to pull out close ball games at the end. So, hopefully, we're going to bank on our experience."
That's the key word for the Knicks and their fans.
In the best-case scenario, the Knicks will be a deep, veteran-laden team that opponents don't want to see in the playoffs.
In the worst-case scenario, age catches up with them and they are less than 100% healthy in May.
Which way will things end up for New York?
You can call that an age-old question.
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