Knicks head coach David Fizdale opened up the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis playing at small forward, which could give New York one of the tallest starting fives in NBA history.
Fizdale met with Porzingis in Latvia and told him, "I don't have a position for you," and said Porzingis was open to taking advantage of his versatility.
"Our league doesn't really have a lot of those type of guys anymore," Fizdale told reporters. "He gives me a lot of flexibility to move him to power forward, to center and even some small forward."
Should Porzingis play the 3, the Knicks could feature 6-foot-9 rookie Kevin Knox at shooting guard, the 7-foot Luke Kornet at power forward and 7-foot-3 rookie Mitchell Robinson at center.
Add in 6-foot-6 point guard Frank Ntilikina, and that would give New York one of the tallest lineups the NBA has seen.
In a thread on Real GM, the 1985-86 Rockets featured two 7-footers in Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon, however their starting five added up to a height of 409 inches.
Though the Bucks did not use a starting five of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker, John Henson and Thon Maker last year, that starting five would have been 411 inches tall.
The hypothetical Knicks starting five: 414 inches tall.
Of course, that would mean New York would start two rookies, two players in their second year in the NBA and a 7-foot-3 All-Star who's currently rehabbing a torn ACL, but who's to say it can't happen?