Three games into the NBA season, the Knicks have the worst offense in the NBA, scoring just 93.8 points per 100 possessions. They have been the worst shooting team in the NBA, with an eFG% of 46.5 percent so far (the league median is 51.2 percent), and they are shooting just 19.7 percent on corner threes and 26.1 percent from three overall. Plus, the Knicks have turned the ball over on 18.6 percent of their possessions.
And those numbers don’t do justice to how sloppy the offense has looked if you watch a Knicks’ game.
Jeff Hornacek’s seat is getting a little bit warmer. He’s considered a Phil Jackson hire who is getting his chance to do things his way now, and the results are not pretty early.
The Knicks don’t have a lot of talent on the roster, and they have one of the worst point guard rotations in the NBA (which is why their name comes up in the Eric Bledsoe conversation, he would help them immensely). But the lack of cohesion on the offensive end goes beyond that. The half-court is a mess, except on the few times one player makes a good cut and another guy finds him. They need to play more in transition, but that has accounted for just 8.3 percent of their chances so far as they play at the 20th fastest pace in the league.
Kristaps Porzingis, averaging 25.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game, has been the lone bright spot this season. It’s going to be a long winter in New York if this keeps up.