Meet the 15 players who will open the 2016-17 NBA season on the roster for the New York Knicks under first-year head coach Jeff Hornacek.
Carmelo Anthony, forward
Longest-tenured Knick has some help. It could take pressure and burden off his 32-year-old body. Anthony said he feels better physically and mentally than he has in years.
2015-16: 21.8 pts., 7.7 rebs.
Ron Baker, guard
Chasson Randle's injury opened a spot for this undrafted combo guard, who showed improvement in the preseason and will be an end-of-the-bench, in-case-of-emergency guy.
Willy Hernangomez, center
Moves well, can pass, score and plays defense. Anthony compared Hernangomez to fellow Spaniard Marc Gasol. He'll be in rotation, and could become the first big man off the bench.
Justin Holiday, guard
Has good size and length as a wing player and should play, but the well-traveled Holiday needs to be able to knock down shots consistently and defend on the perimeter.
2015-16: 4.5 pts., 1.7 rebs.
Brandon Jennings, guard
Potential steal at one year and $5 million, the possible Sixth Man of the Year candidate is out to show he can still run a team and score in bunches.
2015-16: 6.9 pts., 3.5 assists
Mindaugas Kuzminskas, forward
Skilled 27-year-old Lithuanian forward has shown flashes that he can contribute and could get a chance depending injuries and how quickly he learns the NBA.
Courtney Lee, guard
Solid pro and underrated shooter and defender. Lee has hit at least 40 percent of his three-pointers four times in his career and often guards the opposing team's best perimeter player.
2015-16: 9.6 pts., 2.6 rebs.
Maurice Ndour, forward
Very active and aggressive, good as a slasher and around the basket on offense, but this is a developmental year for the raw rookie.
Joakim Noah, center
Intense, hard-nosed defender and one of the best passing centers, Noah will be the emotional leader and will hold everyone accountable, but he needs to stay healthy.
2015-16: 4.3 pts., 8.8 rebs.
Kyle O'Quinn, forward/center
Queens product fizzled out after promising start last season. He could have a bigger role as a defender and rebounder to help the second unit get out and run.
2015-16: 4.8 pts., 4.2 rebs.
Kristaps Porzingis, forward/center
Future franchise player was a revelation as a rookie and could be better in Year 2. He worked on his body and overall game, and has better talent around him.
2015-16: 14.3 pts., 7.3 rebs.
Derrick Rose, guard
The former MVP is in a contract year and hungry to prove he is still an elite player and point guard. He could, if he can stay on the court.
2015-16: 16.4 pts., 4.7 assists
Marshall Plumlee, center
An older rookie (24), he makes his presence felt with physical play and energy. He hustles, sets picks, rebounds and commits hard fouls. May see spot minutes.
Lance Thomas, forward
Earned everyone's respect with his professionalism, hard work and selflessness. Thomas was a solid contributor on both ends when healthy last year. He turned down playoff teams to return.
2015-16: 8.2 pts., 2.2 rebs.
Sasha Vujacic, guard
Brought back because of his knowledge of the triangle. Although Jeff Hornacek has tweaked offense, veteran guard is expected to see time at both guard positions.
2015-16: 4.9 pts., 2.4 rebs.