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Al Iannazzone's Knicks roster predictions

Carmelo Anthony shoots a free throw shot against

Carmelo Anthony shoots a free throw shot against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 28, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Christian Petersen

Al Iannazzone takes a look at the Knicks' roster -- who might be back and who might not (in alphabetical order):

Cole Aldrich

Serviceable. They'll look for an upgrade, but Phil Jackson has used lumbering backup centers before (Will Purdue, Bill Wennington), so you can't rule out a return.

Carmelo Anthony

A free agent in July. The Knicks want to keep him and can pay him five years and $129 million, about $34 million more than any other team can, but he could take less to go to a team ready to contend.Andrea Bargnani

Missed 40 games, and the Knicks played better without him. Has an $11.5-million option that he'll pick up. Maybe Jackson can get more out of him or find him a new home.

Shannon Brown

Late-season pickup who can defend. He played for Jackson with the Lakers, knows the triangle and wouldn't be a bad end-of-the-bench guy.

Tyson Chandler

The Knicks' season might have gone differently had he not broken his leg in the fourth game of the season. He didn't move as well after that. Now it's possible he could be moved.

Raymond Felton

Had a disappointing season at both ends of the court, and off the court, as he was arrested and charged with possessing a firearm. If the Knicks found a taker, they would deal him.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

One of the bright spots in a disappointing season. The rookie showed he can score, but he needs to dramatically improve his defense and passing.

Kenyon Martin

Made his presence felt when he played, but he missed 50 games. He wants to play next season, and when he's healthy, he can help teams -- maybe the Nets.

Toure' Murry

The plan was to develop young players, but that didn't happen with Murry. Never really got a shot and he might not be back.

Lamar Odom

The versatile forward was signed Wednesday. He can handle the ball and play just about every position in the triangle, but Jackson has to determine if he can actually play anymore.

Pablo Prigioni

Less effective than last season, but he's a smart, respected floor leader who makes few mistakes. Other teams would have an interest.

Iman Shumpert

Inconsistent and injury-prone, he caused havoc defensively down the stretch. The subject of trade rumors the last two years, he could flourish under Jackson.

J.R. Smith

Had a turmoil-filled season and didn't produce consistently until the latter half of it. Jackson should provide the structure and discipline he needs.

Amar'e Stoudemire

Exceeded expectations after another knee surgery and enters the last year of his contract. He would be a good center in the triangle if he could stay healthy.

Jeremy Tyler

Young big man showed some flashes in February but fizzled. Inexpensive and might be worth a second look or could be a throw-in in a trade.

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