NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have been All-Stars on winning teams, yet also have struggled with injuries.Carmelo Anthony is still an All-Star, though his best days may be behind him. Kristaps Porzingis could be one eventually, but for now his best days may be too far ahead.For every reason to believe in the New York Knicks, theres another reason to question them. Even the guy who assembled them is optimistic but unsure.We hope that this team is going to prove that theyre capable, said Phil Jackson, the Knicks president of basketball operations.If healthy, it should be. The talent has been ungraded with the trade for Rose, the former NBA MVP, and signings of Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings. Yet all but Lee have missed significant time at some point because of injury, and Rose and Noah in particular have seen sharp drops in their production in recent years.But Jackson decided to take some risks after the Knicks went 32-50 last season to miss the playoffs for the third straight year. And he hired another coach, bringing in Jeff Hornacek to open up the offense.He hasnt had much time yet to see how well it can work.Rose missed much of preseason while in Los Angeles because of a rape trial that ended Wednesday when he was cleared in a $21.5 million lawsuit that accused him and two friends of raping an ex-girlfriend while she said she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.Rose made it through 66 games last season, his highest total since his injury troubles started with a torn ACL in the 2012 playoffs.Noah got a late start on exhibition play because of hamstring and ankle injuries, renewing concerns about the center. He averaged a career-low 4.3 points last season in Chicago while limited to 29 games because of a dislocated left shoulder.So the Knicks will be figuring things out as they open Tuesday at Cleveland. The potential is there for a strong season, but it can also be wrecked by the injury bug that Rose knows all too well.If him and Noah stay healthy, they can be a dangerous team, TNT analyst Charles Barkley said.Here are things to watch as the Knicks begin their 70th anniversary season:ON POINT: The Knicks are confident in Jennings running the team whenever Rose is unavailable. He said he is fully recovered from a torn Achilles tendon that sidelined him about a year and has regained his quickness.GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: Anthony has advanced in the playoffs just twice, both in seasons after he won Olympic gold medals. He became mens basketballs first three-time gold medalist this summer and will be hoping this season resembles 2009 in Denver and 2013 in New York, when he was the NBAs leading scorer.SHAPE OF THE OFFENSE: In two seasons under Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis, the Knicks ran the triangle offense that Jackson used to win an NBA-record 11 championships as coach. Hornacek said they will still run some of it, but will also look to push the ball more quickly to take advantage of Roses speed and create more easy baskets.WILLY FROM SEVILLA: While scouting Porzingis when he played in Spain, the Knicks noticed Guillermo Willy Hernandez, his teammate in Seville. 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Dallas finished 1-2-1 on its trip to St. Louis, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Colorado.Obviously we didnt want to end it with a loss so we came out prepared, Eaves said. I thought we played a structured game. This building has been tough on us in the past.Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who were shut out for the fifth time this season.Colorado played most of the game with five defensemen after Erik Johnson broke a leg blocking Seguins shot in the second period. Johnson will be sidelined for six to eight weeks.Injuries is not excuse, but it helps to have some of those guys in the lineup, coach Jared Bednar said.Lehtonen was sharp in his 35th career shutout, but he didnt face a lot of prime scoring chances. The Stars also were unable to generate many offensive opportunities, but they capitalized on a couple of openings.McKenzie scored at 5:08 of the first period and Seguin added a power-play goal at 6:02 of the second. Jason Spezza nearly made it 3-0 late in the third but his shot on an odd-man rush clipped the post.I said (Saturday) morning I liked five of our last six periods and tonight I liked all three and we finally got rewarded, coach Lindy Ruff said. It was good to see us play that well away from the puck. Its attention to detail and we were able to maintain that for three perriods.ddddddddddddThe Stars outshot the Avalanche in the second and third periods, holding them to 10 total shots while putting up 21.Its nice but it was really like a whole team shutout, Lehtonen said. They took some chances in the first but then after that we just played really solid and that is real nice.The Avalanche pulled Varlamov for an extra attacker, but Eaves picked up an empty-netter for his 10th goal of the season.Penalty kill had big kills for us, power play got one, goalie made some key saves when we needed them, Seguin said. A lot we can build off from tonight.Colorado went 0-4-1 on its homestand. The Avalanches 19 points are the fewest in the NHL.Just playing horrible hockey, center Nathan MacKinnon said. It starts with us key guys. All of us need to be better. We havent been good this homestand; weve been pretty bad.The last-place Avalanche havent scored more than three goals in their last eight games and are 2-5-1 in that stretch.Game notes Stars F Patrick Sharp (concussion symptoms) was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Thursday. Sharp has missed 15 games this season due to injury. ... Colorado C Rocco Grimaldi was recalled from San Antonio of the AHL on Friday and made his NHL debut against Dallas. ... Avalanche LW Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) skated Saturday morning and should be on the upcoming four-game road trip. He has been out since Nov. 14.UP NEXTStars: Host Calgary on Tuesday night.Avalanche: Play at Nashville on Tuesday night. ' ' '