“We messed up on a lot of plays where the ball wasn’t getting delivered on time or one or two guys not being on the same page as far as the play-calling,” Lee said, according to Newsday’s Al Iannazzone. “That’s on us. We’ve got to pay attention more in practice, make sure we execute more when we’re out there.”
So, I won’t pretend to be a basketball expert. I don’t know the X’s and O’s and all that garbage but you can tell from preseason games, that the Knicks have no idea what the playbook is. In fact, it looks like Jeff Hornacek doesn’t even have a playbook.
There are a bunch of players running in circles into spots that are rehearsed but there isn’t necessarily a play being called. Defenders are able to stick with Knicks player while they run around because the ball handler picks up his dribble at the top of the key and waits for players to run into spots.
Most teams have a point guard that dribble penetrates which causes the defense to rotate and react to the ballhandler. The defense has to come help and that’s when players get open on the perimeter. That’s when it makes sense to have Courtney Lee and Doug McDermott just running back and forth under the basket.
The Knicks have fucking Ramon Sessions running the point. The NBA is getting smaller and the Knicks have Kristaps Porzingis, Wily Hernangomez, Joakim Noah, Kyle O’Quinn and Enes Kanter all playing major minutes while Ron Baker and Jarrett Jack run the backcourt.
The ghost of Phil Jackson has ruined the 2017-18 season.