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 • 110

  • Chat Sports
    Chat Sports   6 months back

    Predict the Knicks' starting lineup in 2019-20!

    • Ian Goodridge
      Ian Goodridge  5 months back

      Dsj Rj Knox(or Marcus Morris) Randle and Mitch

    • Ivan C
      Ivan C  6 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 C
      Ivan C  6 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  6 months back

      These are 5 linups.. not starting lineups

    • Masato Kinto
      Masato Kinto  6 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.

  • Jamarquavis Jefferson
    Jamarquavis Jefferson  4 months back

    I think one of the biggest problems the Knicks have had for a long time now is that they don’t have a point guard or a shooting guard who is a great shooter... every point guard and shooting guard they ever have can either only play defense or is only athletic and can’t shoot. I see this being a problem again this year... Guys like Dotson,Ellington,Bullock, and even Trier Are all guys who can shoot but either can’t create their own shot or are a huge liability on the defense of end it’s tough to keep them on the floor for long stretches.

    • George V
      George V  4 months back

      Isiah Hicks you just lost all respect!

      • Cool Gamer
        Cool Gamer  5 months back

        Pg Dennis Smith
        Sg rj
        Sf Morris kk split minutes (Kevin Knox)
        Pf randle
        C Mitch rob

        • David Taylor
          David Taylor  5 months back

          Dotson didn't play in summer league but can launch

          • Lavache Beadsman
            Lavache Beadsman  6 months back

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

            • Big Daddy C
              Big Daddy C  6 months 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  6 months back

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

                • S O Ramirez
                  S O Ramirez  6 months back

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

                  • S O Ramirez
                    S O Ramirez  6 months back

                    give a lottery pick until 25-26..

                    • S O Ramirez
                      S O Ramirez  6 months 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..

                      • S O Ramirez
                        S O Ramirez  6 months 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   6 months back

                        So does that mean you would prefer Ntilikina at PG?

                    • AL Clarke
                      AL Clarke  6 months back

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

                      • WiL 2K
                        WiL 2K  6 months back

                        Where is Trier????

                        • WiL 2K
                          WiL 2K  6 months 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  6 months back

                            Damien Dotson
                            Marcus Morris
                            Julius Randle
                            M Robinson

                            • Cisco Alejandro
                              Cisco Alejandro  5 months back

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

                            • Chat Sports
                              Chat Sports   6 months back

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

                          • Julio Cotto
                            Julio Cotto  6 months back

                            RJ, Iggy, Knox, Randell and Mitch

                          • Christopher Blake
                            Christopher Blake  6 months back

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

                            • Bryant Richardson
                              Bryant Richardson  6 months 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!

                              • Twelve
                                Twelve  6 months back

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

                                • BL W
                                  BL W  6 months 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  6 months back

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

                                    • ILLRational
                                      ILLRational  6 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  6 months back


                                        • Nicholas Gonzalez
                                          Nicholas Gonzalez  6 months back

                                          We too deep . Playoffs here we come

                                          • Nicholas Gonzalez
                                            Nicholas Gonzalez  6 months back

                                            My squad !

                                            • DeAndre Page
                                              DeAndre Page  6 months back

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

                                            • Up Top Media
                                              Up Top Media  6 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  6 months back

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

                                                • Alix Saint-Amand
                                                  Alix Saint-Amand  6 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  6 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  6 months 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  6 months back

                                                    whats up with the press conference with the new signings

                                                    • Unique Wheels
                                                      Unique Wheels  6 months back

                                                      I LIKE THAT CAST OFF LINE UP

                                                      • Unique Wheels
                                                        Unique Wheels  6 months back


                                                        DONT THINK BARRETT SHOULD START RIGHT AWAY

                                                        • Chat Sports
                                                          Chat Sports   6 months back

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

                                                      • markv1
                                                        markv1  6 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  6 months back

                                                          Idk how but the knicks stay moving on the wrong direction

                                                          • Nick Dreezy
                                                            Nick Dreezy  6 months back

                                                            Noah Allen elaborate lol because your take is actually pretty awful

                                                          • Joshua Richards
                                                            Joshua Richards  6 months back

                                                            how is this wrong? pls tell me the right direction

                                                        • Shirley Willis
                                                          Shirley Willis  6 months back

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

                                                          • sheegs1
                                                            sheegs1  6 months back

                                                            Stopped after the first one cause its an awful shooting lineup

                                                            • German Hurtado
                                                              German Hurtado  6 months back

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

                                                              • dontwatchnutting
                                                                dontwatchnutting  6 months back

                                                                Yes we should

                                                                • dontwatchnutting
                                                                  dontwatchnutting  6 months back

                                                                  What about ingas on the defensive part

                                                                  • Don Day
                                                                    Don Day  6 months back

                                                                    dsj dot morris randle robinson

                                                                    • Cicero Hobbs
                                                                      Cicero Hobbs  6 months back

                                                                      I feel sorry for you Nick fans

                                                                      • Stacey Pickett
                                                                        Stacey Pickett  5 months 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  6 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  6 months back

                                                                      Pg dsj
                                                                      Sg trier
                                                                      Sf Barrett
                                                                      Pf Randle
                                                                      C Robinson

                                                                      • z-genji
                                                                        z-genji  6 months 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  6 months 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  6 months back

                                                                        @Nick Dreezy why

                                                                      • Nick Dreezy
                                                                        Nick Dreezy  6 months back

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

                                                                    • Diego Lofranco
                                                                      Diego Lofranco  6 months back

                                                                      How about one for the Cavs?

                                                                      • Chat Sports
                                                                        Chat Sports   6 months back

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                                                                    • Jon Downing
                                                                      Jon Downing  6 months back

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

                                                                      • Chat Sports
                                                                        Chat Sports   6 months back

                                                                        He's in the Garden Brawlers lineup!

                                                                    • Mike Gowdy
                                                                      Mike Gowdy  6 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  6 months back

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

                                                                        • John Brady
                                                                          John Brady  6 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.