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Now that the 2015 NBA Draft has concluded, the task of figuring out what the New York Knicks starting lineup will look like is necessary.

By Robby Sabo

Does he like him, does he not? That is the question.

Whether or not the face of the New York Knicks, 31-year old Carmelo Anthony, likes Kristaps Porzingis will be a continuing narrative after a report surfaced that Melo was frustrated with the pick.

Despite the drama, Phil Jackson has indeed put this franchise in a position to be competitive this upcoming season. His tanking of 2014-15 has created it.1knicks2


Of course, winning two of their final three games of the regular season screwed up a top-two pick in the NBA Draft, but the salary-cap space that is now present allows Melo to fully show his worth.

Can Anthony lure other stars to play alongside him in New York City at the mecca – Madison Square Garden?

A lackluster total of seven-ballers are on the Knicks payroll at the moment: Langston Galloway, Alexey Shved, Jose Calderon, Quincy Acy, Travis Wear, Cleanthony Early and Melo.

This group totals a paltry $31,122,871 in total player cost, via Hoops Hype. This means there’s a whole bunch of space to bring in players under the Charmin-soft NBA cap max of $61.7 million.

It means that one-max player can enter the MSG doors to go along with a plethora of solid professionals.

We all know the names of the unrestricted, and even restricted free agents who walk the NBA landscape at the moment. The question is, finally, who will be the one’s to accept that challenge and join Anthony and Porzingis in New York City?

Here is the dream starting lineup for the New York Knicks for this upcoming season:

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