Five Takeaways: Knicks Drop Game 1 To Indy

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3. Copeland Could be a Factor


He only played eight minutes, but Copeland hit a couple threes and spaced the floor nicely. As this series progresses, this could be key He's one of the Knick bigs who is a threat to shoot from the outside.

With Anthony on the bench, he could come in alongside Martin or Chandler at the 4 and allow them to run the spread pick-and-roll. Maybe even try him at center, which would pull Mahinmi or Hibbert out of the paint a little bit and potentially open some driving lanes to get to the rim. 

Though Copeland is a rookie, he played with poise today.

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