It will take some time for Jackson to remake the New York roster, but the Knicks have won eight of their last 10, although they're coming off a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
New York still has playoff hopes while the Lakers are better off losing to try to improve their lottery position for the June NBA draft.
Carmelo Anthony is one of the league's most dominant scorers, averaging 28.1 points a game while shooting 45.3% from the field and 41.1% from behind the arc.
The Lakers will have the difficult task of trying to contain him, with Wesley Johnson likely getting the primary assignment.
Offensively, the Lakers will need a strong night from Young off the bench.
Young, who recently returned from a knee injury, has averaged 17.0 points a game this season while shooting 42.2% and 35.8%.
Tyson Chandler is still one of the better defensive centers in the league.
The Knicks' recent surge unsurprisingly coincides with Chandler getting healthy, after struggling earlier in the season with leg issues.
Chandler is New York's leading rebounder at 10.2 a game. He's also scored 9.3 points while blocking 1.2 shots a night.
Hill is coming off a career night with 28 on Sunday against the Magic. Kaman has been out of the rotation.
The Knicks need the win. The Lakers need the loss.