The Isiah Thomas Power-Forward Shuffle appears over. At least until Thomas changes his mind again.
With the season-ending injury to Jamal Crawford, Thomas said Channing Frye will start for good, as the Knicks need his shotmaking.
Friday night vs. Golden State, Frye made his first start since being yanked to the bench for Jerome James in Orlando in early February. James started 10 straight games before Malik Rose took over in Boston on Wednesday.
"I like the look of it," Thomas said. "It gives us more offensive punch at the start of the game, with the constant double-teaming of Eddy [Curry], Channing gives us another shooter without Jamal."
Frye had a spotty game in his return to the starting lineup, going 3 for 9 for six points.
He has no idea if he'll be starting for good.
"I've been in every situation," Frye said. "Whatever he wants to do."