Brandon Jennings insinuated the Knicks don’t play together.
A player still in New York sounds like he’s delivering a similar message.
Kristaps Porzingis after the Knicks lost to the Nets, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday:
“We’ve been switching things up because at any point of this season, we never played like we wanted to,” Porzingis said after fouling out with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. “It was like, ‘Maybe this will work. Maybe this will work.’ So we’re kind of looking for stuff.
“Coaches, they obviously try to do the best job they can and give us as much as they can so we have the information. But we never really got it all together and were able to execute the way we should have. It’s been a lot of confusion.”
Porzingis said the confusion is “from top to bottom. A lot of stuff that’s not clear. So it’s hard to play like that.”
“The situation is tough,” Porzingis said. “We’re not doing the right things. We’re just not working together right now. We need to find solutions. Whatever 16, 15 games we have left, we have to give everything we have so we can finish the season not regretting anything.”
There’s confusion when a coach who has never coached the triangle is suddenly emphasizing the triangle with a roster that doesn’t fit the triangle? What a shocking development.
Maybe the Knicks would be in better shape if they’d gone with the triangle from the beginning, as Porzingis wanted. But, at this point, it just seems there’s no coherent plan.