5 Starting Lineups The New York Knicks Can Use During The 2019-20 NBA Season

  • Published: 21 July 2019
  • The New York Knicks went into this NBA offseason hoping to transform the roster into a championship contending team for the upcoming NBA season. However, New York struck out on Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving in NBA free agency and they had to settle for Julius Randle as their “big” free agent acquisition. They also landed players such as Reggie Bullock, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis & Wayne Ellington to fill out the rest of the Knicks roster. The Knicks drafted RJ Barrett third overall in the 2019 NBA Draft & they are hoping he is the franchise player they have been waiting on since Carmelo Anthony left a few years back.

    Chat Sports host Nick Dais throws together five potential starting lineups the New York Knicks could use in 2018-19 varying from a lineup full of three point specialists to a lineup that is known for a tough grit playing style. Who should the Knicks start at PG? Dennis Smith Jr. is the fan favorite because of his athleticism & playmaking ability, but Frank Ntilikina is a defensive force that can slow down some of the best PGs in the league. The Knicks have a very young core with a majority of the roster age 25 and under, including up-and-coming players such as Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier. See the different types of roster courts the Knicks can put on the floor in the latest edition of NBA Now!

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    Here are all 5 of Nick’s potential starting lineups for the New York Knicks:
    1. "Making it Rain": Dennis Smith Jr., Wayne Ellington, Kevin Knox, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis
    2. "Lock It Down": Frank Ntilikina, Reggie Bullock, RJ Barrett, Julius Rande, Mitchell Robinson
    3. "The Castoffs": Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis
    4. "Crunch Time/For The Future": Dennis Smith Jr., RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
    5. "Garden Favorites": Dennis Smith Jr., Marcus Morris, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Mitchell Robinson

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Comments • 106

  • Chat Sports
    Chat Sports   1 months back

    Predict the Knicks' starting lineup in 2019-20!

    • Ivan Cardenas
      Ivan Cardenas  1 months back

      Masato Kinto You don’t speak for all of them, Heck you don’t even speak for yourself with your copied statements.

    • Ivan Cardenas
      Ivan Cardenas  1 months back

      Knicks can make noise next year. I remember I told your boy Harry that Brooklyn could win 37-41 games, I put this on my dead gdad’s life, and they win 42 and make the playoffs. Knicks can surprise us.

    • Travis  Tharrington
      Travis Tharrington  1 months back

      These are 5 linups.. not starting lineups

    • Masato Kinto
      Masato Kinto  1 months back

      The New York Knicks fans signed a resignation letter and decided not to support the team
      because of being Sick and Tired of Sick and Tired.

  • Lavache Beadsman
    Lavache Beadsman  3 weeks back

    Get this guy a decent mic, please. It sounds like he's coming to us via Skype.

    • Big Daddy C
      Big Daddy C  3 weeks back

      Start ur best players that defend pass and can shoot. No one is guaranteed nothing. My starting 5 is DSJ,, Barrett, Morris, Randle and Robinson. Payton, Trier, Knox, Portis and Gibson off the bench. Frank Dotson outside looking depending if knciks make a trade. Time for the knicks stop tanking and installing a winning mindset to players. Time to earn some respect in the nba.

      • nycbball8
        nycbball8  3 weeks back

        Nick last year Dennis Smith jr and Frank Ntilikina arguably were the worst guards at shooting three last year😂😂😂

        • Saul Omar Ramirez
          Saul Omar Ramirez  4 weeks back

          i wouldn't mind seeing a lineup of DSJ, Frank, RJ, Knox and Mitch get some time together.

          • Saul Omar Ramirez
            Saul Omar Ramirez  4 weeks back

            give a lottery pick until 25-26..

            • Saul Omar Ramirez
              Saul Omar Ramirez  4 weeks back

              I have NEVER liked players who don't play defense.. especially PG, because they are the ones who stop the ball.. therefore, I don't like DSJ..

              • Saul Omar Ramirez
                Saul Omar Ramirez  4 weeks back

                @Chat Sports ofcourse.. DSJ proved last year he doesnt want to share the spotlight or the rock when he was with the Mavs.. the knicks have had pg after pg that doesnt play any defense and just allows the other teams pg to run around rampant all game long.. I dont care about 360 dunks, I want a PG and players for that matter, that will play winning basketball.. Frank plays Defense, moves the ball well.. he needs to be more aggressive and more confidence but that won't happen here in NYC.. I would even take Payton over DSJ but no, here in NYC fans are obsessed with the flashy score first guy (cuz that helped westbrook out so much).. DSJ will probably start, Frank will probably get traded (and become a good player around 24 with a competent organization) and the knicks will continue to be bad for the next 5 years (after declining to pick up the options on all the FA they signed this offseason, next offseason they re back to square one, lots of cap space but no better than they were this offseason, or last offseason.. Frank is the least of this organizations problems.. Dont even get me started, because i haven't even gotten started yet!

              • Chat Sports
                Chat Sports   4 weeks back

                So does that mean you would prefer Ntilikina at PG?

            • AL Clarke
              AL Clarke  4 weeks back

              I like the Garden favorite line up 👍...
              But where is Headban Dot?

              • WiL 2K
                WiL 2K  4 weeks back

                Where is Trier????

                • WiL 2K
                  WiL 2K  4 weeks back

                  I disagree with you with Frank shooting threes.. He is not the worst taken them, because he simply chooses not to...

                  • Cisco Alejandro
                    Cisco Alejandro  4 weeks back

                    Damien Dotson
                    Marcus Morris
                    Julius Randle
                    M Robinson

                    • Cisco Alejandro
                      Cisco Alejandro  7 days back

                      @Chat Sports I think so and he can shoot the 3 and play defense

                    • Chat Sports
                      Chat Sports   4 weeks back

                      You think Dotson has what it takes to be a starter?

                  • Julio Cotto
                    Julio Cotto  4 weeks back

                    RJ, Iggy, Knox, Randell and Mitch

                  • Christopher Blake
                    Christopher Blake  4 weeks back

                    🤔🤔🤔 I don’t know what I just watched...

                    • Bryant Richardson
                      Bryant Richardson  4 weeks back

                      Good Job Bruh! I think Fiz is going to start the brawler crew to send a message, as the youngens study there strengths and weaknesses! The Good part is we're pretty deep, if all 15 become one cohesive unit, [ON and off the court}, we're going to shock some teams this coming season!

                      • 1000Kbaby
                        1000Kbaby  4 weeks back

                        Elfrid Payton (Mr triple double)
                        RJ Barrett
                        Marcus Morris
                        Julius Randle
                        Mitchell Robinson

                        • BL W
                          BL W  4 weeks back

                          I think Knox will mature into a D. Gallinari type talent. They will eventually trade him and he will then become a strong ~20/7/5 player.

                          • BL W
                            BL W  4 weeks back

                            5:20 Yes. I think it should be the standard.

                            • ILL Rational Humano
                              ILL Rational Humano  1 months back

                              As A warriors fan that has watched horrible teams throughout the years, I understand what Knicks fans are going through. I wish you luck on the up coming seaseon :)

                              • Bruce Davis
                                Bruce Davis  1 months back


                                • Nicholas Gonzalez
                                  Nicholas Gonzalez  1 months back

                                  We too deep . Playoffs here we come

                                  • Nicholas Gonzalez
                                    Nicholas Gonzalez  1 months back

                                    My squad !

                                    • DeAndre Page
                                      DeAndre Page  1 months back

                                      Marcus Morris starting at the 3-spot and Wayne Ellington at the 2-spot. 😀😀😀

                                    • Up Top Media
                                      Up Top Media  1 months back

                                      2 things: Isaiah Hicks is not notable and is also in Charlotte.

                                      Also, would start Marcus Morris over Bullock in that D lineup

                                      • Krunoslav Combaj
                                        Krunoslav Combaj  1 months back

                                        Dsj, elington, frank, Morris, Randle
                                        dsj, frank, Knox, Morris, Randle
                                        Payton, elington, Morris Randle mitch

                                        • Alix Saint-Amand
                                          Alix Saint-Amand  1 months back

                                          The opening night lineup will be very different from the lineup come the trade deadline. Young guys other than Mitch should sit unless they are on fire in training camp.

                                          1 - Payton
                                          2 - Dotson
                                          3 - Morris
                                          4 - Randle
                                          5 - Mitch
                                          1st Bench - Portis can play 3,4,5. If he commits to better defense, watch out
                                          2nd Bench Frank can play 1,2,3 and defend 4 spots
                                          3rd Bench- Unless DSJ's shot has improved, he should be microwave offense off the bench.
                                          Gibson and Ellington should get minutes over Knox and Barrett to show the young guys the system.

                                          Find out who is worth keeping around early and make the young dudes earn their minutes. That way you have flexibility at the trade deadline and young guys have learned how to be more disciplined and physical in their approach.

                                          May not matter who starts because Fizdale may play 10-12 deep. His actual system may be really demanding so guys can play based on matchups and wh's hot.

                                          • T Rock
                                            T Rock  1 months back

                                            Why would the Knicks start RJ Barret? He's a rookie. He would have to show great promise in practice to win a starting position on this team

                                            • Nick Dreezy
                                              Nick Dreezy  4 weeks back

                                              Because he was the 3rd pick overall lol. You don’t not start a 3rd pick on a team like the Knicks unless your stacked I.e Celtics with jayson Tatum. Only argument you could make is starting Dotson for shooting and defense with DSJ

                                          • stickandmovebx
                                            stickandmovebx  1 months back

                                            whats up with the press conference with the new signings

                                            • Unique Wheels
                                              Unique Wheels  1 months back

                                              I LIKE THAT CAST OFF LINE UP

                                              • Unique Wheels
                                                Unique Wheels  1 months back


                                                DONT THINK BARRETT SHOULD START RIGHT AWAY

                                                • Chat Sports
                                                  Chat Sports   4 weeks back

                                                  Why don't you think RJ should start right away?

                                              • markv1
                                                markv1  1 months back

                                                Here is a prediction - whoever can make open 3s, will be in the starting lineup for the Knicks by December. 3pt shooting will be Knicks biggest weakness. RJ is very questionable from 3pt line, Randle was just barely OK, Robinson won't shoot any or very few.. so all other starters need to be good. I think it would be Trier and Knox. Morris will get plenty of time because of his shooting too.

                                                • Noah Allen
                                                  Noah Allen  1 months back

                                                  Idk how but the knicks stay moving on the wrong direction

                                                  • Nick Dreezy
                                                    Nick Dreezy  4 weeks back

                                                    Noah Allen elaborate lol because your take is actually pretty awful

                                                  • Joshua Richards
                                                    Joshua Richards  1 months back

                                                    how is this wrong? pls tell me the right direction

                                                • Shirley Willis
                                                  Shirley Willis  1 months back

                                                  Prople stop getting hype about the.line up know one.knows who starting..

                                                  • sheegs1
                                                    sheegs1  1 months back

                                                    Stopped after the first one cause its an awful shooting lineup

                                                    • German Hurtado
                                                      German Hurtado  1 months back

                                                      # 4, the Knicks main line up,.....then rotation.

                                                      • dontwatchnutting
                                                        dontwatchnutting  1 months back

                                                        Yes we should

                                                        • dontwatchnutting
                                                          dontwatchnutting  1 months back

                                                          What about ingas on the defensive part

                                                          • Don Day
                                                            Don Day  1 months back

                                                            dsj dot morris randle robinson

                                                            • Cicero Hobbs
                                                              Cicero Hobbs  1 months back

                                                              I feel sorry for you Nick fans

                                                              • Stacey Pickett
                                                                Stacey Pickett  4 days back

                                                                Masato Kinto Your just JEALOUS 😂😂😂 team built to BULLY THE ENTIRE LEAGUE with FINESSE ASS WHOOPING! KEEP sleeping on my BEASTS DUMB ASSES 😂😂😂 We GOOD! Damn FAKE net fans hating again 😎

                                                              • Masato Kinto
                                                                Masato Kinto  1 months back

                                                                The New York Knicks fans signed a resignation letter and decided not to support the team because of being Sick and Tired of Sick and Tired.

                                                            • z-genji
                                                              z-genji  1 months back

                                                              Pg dsj
                                                              Sg trier
                                                              Sf Barrett
                                                              Pf Randle
                                                              C Robinson

                                                              • z-genji
                                                                z-genji  4 weeks back

                                                                @Nick Dreezy He shot 44% on catch and shoot 3's last year. He is definitely capable of playing offball well.

                                                              • Nick Dreezy
                                                                Nick Dreezy  4 weeks back

                                                                z-genji He’s a Hooper but he’s also a dude who needs the ball in his hands to get in rhythm. Who knows maybe I’m underestimating his off ball abilities that’s just what I saw last year

                                                              • z-genji
                                                                z-genji  4 weeks back

                                                                @Nick Dreezy why

                                                              • Nick Dreezy
                                                                Nick Dreezy  4 weeks back

                                                                Can’t put Trier in the starting lineup with those guys

                                                            • Diego Lofranco
                                                              Diego Lofranco  1 months back

                                                              How about one for the Cavs?

                                                              • Chat Sports
                                                                Chat Sports   4 weeks back

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                                                            • Jon Downing
                                                              Jon Downing  1 months back

                                                              @chatsports did you forget Marcus Morris he wasn’t listed at all in this!?!

                                                              • Chat Sports
                                                                Chat Sports   4 weeks back

                                                                He's in the Garden Brawlers lineup!

                                                            • Mike Gowdy
                                                              Mike Gowdy  1 months back

                                                              DSJ is good BUT a winning point gaurd have to make good decisions we the Knicks fans want winners not Just someone who is athletic its allot of players come in this league as a great athlete but don't know how to win. In order to become a great you have to become a great floor general and I don't think DSJ have that in him hoping I'm wrong.

                                                              • Jose Guerrero
                                                                Jose Guerrero  1 months back

                                                                This is going to be the lineup
                                                                Knox as the sixth man to lead the second unit

                                                                • John Brady
                                                                  John Brady  1 months back

                                                                  Love the Knicks. Excited about their possibilities in the coming year. Found this video to be absurd. Can’t get that 12 minutes back. Oh well.

                                                                  • Bob Finklemyer
                                                                    Bob Finklemyer  1 months back

                                                                    Okay all of these were questionable except the crunch time one and the last one was completely stupid

                                                                    • Jasen Corey
                                                                      Jasen Corey  1 months back

                                                                      This was STUPID

                                                                      • Lance Gaddy
                                                                        Lance Gaddy  1 months back

                                                                        Hicks. Is not on the team

                                                                        • Solomon hertz
                                                                          Solomon hertz  1 months back

                                                                          Why does everyone think r j barret is a guard?? He's a damn s. f.!!

                                                                          • Jocelyn Maldonado
                                                                            Jocelyn Maldonado  1 months back

                                                                            Solomon hertz no hes not. Not that he can't play the 3 but he's a SG