I can’t say I’m thrilled with the strategy, but I love the results.
I documented a couple of times how I don’t believe the New York Knicks have enough shooting and how relying on the three-point shot could be detrimental in the end for this team.
However through two games, the Knicks have taken a whopping 63 shots from behind the arc and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Some of it has to do with the fact that the have knocked down 30 of those 63 attempts (.476), but most of it has to do with the way the Knicks are getting those shots.
It all has to do with ball movement, something we have been preaching for over a year now and if this continues, the Knicks will be fine hoisting up over 30 three’s per night.
Much of the credit has to do with the three-headed monster at point guard in Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.
They are getting the team into their offensive sets quicker into the shot clock and the key is the ball keeps on moving. The result has been some wide open looks on the perimeter for everyone in a blue and orange uniform.
Naturally the Knicks won’t shoot close to 50 percent from long-range, but if the ball continues to move, the wide open looks will continue to be there.
We will see what happens when teams adjust and try to take the perimeter shot away from the Knicks, but as long as the ball keeps moving, the results are going to be there.
The guy who knocks down the shots deserve credit, but so do the three point guards for understanding that moving the ball quickly is going to result into open looks.
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