Knicks: Projecting the 2021 starting lineup with LaMelo Ball as PG

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LaMelo Ball, New York Knicks draft prospect (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

If the New York Knicks end up drafting LaMelo Ball, what will the rest of their starting lineup look like next season?

The New York Knicks might not play a competitive basketball game again until late December or early January. It’s impossible to predict how the 2020-21 schedule will look when the league is still finalizing plans for the resumption of the current season.

But whenever the Knicks do return to the court, what we do know is their lineup and bench will look different than it did this past campaign when they finished with one of the worst records in the NBA.

As a product of their poor play, New York has the sixth best odds for the upcoming draft lottery in August. They are reportedly interested in adding a lead guard to their lineup with LaMelo Ball at the top of their draft board.

If the ping pong balls fall in the Knicks’ favor or Leon Rose orchestrates a deal to secure top prospect LaMelo Ball, what will the rest of the lineup look like next season?

It appears the Knicks are looking to add veteran pieces to a developing roster that will most likely be led by Tom Thibodeau. With several young core pieces in place, including the potential of Ball, there might be more space on the bench than in the starting lineup for roster supplements.

Let’s take a look at what the Knicks’ lineup could look like next season with LaMelo Ball as the starting point guard.

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