Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire are among just seven Knicks at the training facility for the first day of camp.
Stoudemire and Anthony are joined by Landry Fields, Toney Douglas, Bill Walker, Andy Rautins and Renaldo Balkman on Friday.
Conspicuously absent is Chauncey Billups, who will likely be let go by the Knicks under the new amnesty clause to make room for free-agent signee Tyson Chandler.
Also absent is big man Ronny Turiaf. Turiaf and his $ 4.3 million contract are expected to be moved so the Knicks can complete the transaction with Chandler.