New York Knicks: 10 Keys to Making the Playoffs

5 of 12

Apr 10, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway (2) drives to the net during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 99-91. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

8. Creating Driving Lanes

In 2014-15, the New York Knicks were one of the worst teams in the NBA. A reason for that inefficiency was the startling inability to get to the basket for easy points.

That needs to change in 2015-16.

According to, the Knicks ranked dead last in drives per game. When New York did attack the basket, it was No. 27 in field goal percentage off of drives, per

The Triangle Offense will preach ball movement, but there needs to be consistency in creating dribble penetration, as well.

Isolation basketball isn’t something to preach, but there are other ways of getting easy baskets at the rim. Utilizing high screens should enable the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant to get into the paint.

New York ranked dead last in points off of drives in 2014-15, per, and No. 29 in free throw attempts per game. Attacking the basket will be vital in 2015-16.

Next: Close Proximity, High Efficiency