New York Knicks: 10 Keys to Making the Playoffs

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Feb 6, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard

Jarrett Jack

(0) hits a three-point shot late in the game as New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks on during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Knicks 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

5. Defend the 3-Point Shot

If the New York Knicks aren’t going to attempt more 3-point field goals, they should at least defend them. In 2014-15, no team was worse at defending said shots than the Knicks.

Head coach Derek Fisher acknowledged as much.

It’s about time.

Opponents shot an absolutely obscene 38.0 percent from beyond the arc against the Knicks in 2014-15. Not only was that No. 30 in the NBA, but the second-worst team checked in at a distant 36.8 percent.

One would think New York would defend the 3-ball when giving up 8.5 makes per game, but that didn’t happen. Fortunately, Fisher is aware of the need to do so entering 2015-16.

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