Well, we had three players out for this game. Billups, Evans and Bledsoe. Our bench will be much better when they are back, that's for sure. They will help our D too. Bledsoe had the potential to be a great defender and Evans will get the rebounds we need.
But don't expect every flaw to be solved overnight. The best team in the league (probably) is a very flawed team with a strangely composed roster, the Miami Heat. Our strengths can overcome our flaws if we learn to use them effectively. But we have to play a lot better D.
I wouldn't expect a ton of change in our roster. Maybe a tweak or two. We do have some options: some trade exceptions and the 2.5m exception. Mostly we just have to get some chemistry and start playing better D.
I would take our flawed roster over the Knicks flawed roster any day of the week.