New York Knicks Depth Chart 2022 Knicks Depth Chart

2-1, 1st in East Atlantic


The Knicks lost in free agency and in the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. Instead they signed a hefty amount of forwards. Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, and Bobby Portis were all signed over the offseason. New York also decided to bring in Elfrid Payton for a backup role, or at least to compete with Dennis Smith Jr. Overall the Knicks roster is better than last year's, but that doesn't say much. The upcoming season will be about developing the young talent and looking towards future free agent classes. The Knicks should be on the rise soon, and the young talent of this roster will help that process.

Depth Chart

New York is in a process of figuring out who is going to be a part of the future. Obviously, RJ Barrett was an invested draft pick that they see with the franchise for a long time. Julius Randle is a nice piece for the moment, but as of now we haven't seen a team buy into him as a franchise piece. However, the front court of Mitchell Robinson and Randle could work quite well. Yes there is a logjam behind them, and that is going to be stressful for minutes. Kevin Knox was drafted last year, and there are now bodies threatening him for minutes. This will be a story to track this year, but the Knicks getting some depth with Morris and Portis is solid. Gibson is likely going to be a veteran presence that mentors the young names on the team.

The backcourt isn't as solidified, but Barrett will bring consistent minutes. We have seen the Knicks rotate point guards quite often, and they tended to ride the hot hand. Dennis Smith and Elfrid Payton could find themselves in a timeshare. There is also no denying that Frank Ntilikina could be in the mix too. David Fizdale hasn't been shy about rotating guys and I wouldn't expect things to change with this much depth. Getting solid minutes over 30 per game from any of these names is going to be a tough ask.

Marcus Morris coming over to the Knicks was a bit of a surprise coming from his time with Boston. Morris has been one of the better bench players the last few seasons, and gives the Knicks a tough player off the bench. The Knicks are also in a position to take some of these depth players and flip them at the deadline. Do not be surprised to see a name like Portis or Morris to be offered up to contending teams. They have more to offer for playoff teams compared to the Knicks.