Center – Greg Monroe

The center position will most likely be the one that’ll shape the rest of the roster for these Knicks.

With both Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony in tow, Phil Jackson realizes the need for defense at the other spots. So, right off the bat, DeAndre Jordan becomes a desirable option with how dominant he is protecting the rim.

Although, it’s been rumored for half a year that Jackson has become enticed with Greg Monroe, and he gets the nod at the five-spot because of other pieces in the starting lineup.

While Monroe does lack a little on the defensive end of the floor, his scoring, rebounding and toughness in the middle could be a nice fit to go along with the stretch-four that’ll be playing alongside him.

Jackson will be able to snag Monroe for far less than the max, and far below what Jordan is going to receive on the open market.

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