Knicks vs Hawks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Oct 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard

Sasha Vujacic

(18) drives to the basket defended by Atlanta Hawks guard

Thabo Sefolosha

(25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting Guard: Sasha Vujacic

Overall Grade: D+

Minutes Played: 25

+/-: -18

Stat Line: 6 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK, 2/8 FG, 2/6 3PT

During the New York Knicks’ season-opening win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Sasha Vujacic was a bright spot. He forced turnovers, shot the ball well and even crashed the boards with productivity.

Against the Atlanta Hawks, it wasn’t quite as pretty.

Vujacic hit two 3-point field goals, but he struggled immensely on both ends of the floor. He shot just 2-of-8 from the field and had trouble defending Kyle Korver coming off of screens, and failed to stay in front of Dennis Schroder and Jeff Teague in isolation.

Even when Vujacic had a chance to make a play, he failed to convert.

Seven of Vujacic’s eight field goal attempts were uncontested, per He made just two of those shots, which was the exact opposite of what New York needed.

Vujacic isn’t to solely blame for the loss, but he was a minus-18 and failed to counter Atlanta’s sharpshooting despite an abundance of open chances.

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