Courtney Lee: Knicks shouldn't practice defending Triangle Offense
The New York Knicks' defense has been virtually non-existent and shooting guard Courtney Lee has a potential solution.
Lee doesn't see the sense in the Knicks defending against the Triangle Offense during practice. After all, they're the only team in the league that aspires to running Phil Jackson's pet scheme.
"We run the triangle, we practice against it a lot. I think we need to practice against pick-and-rolls, practice against other looks and whatnot and get comfortable with that because that's what other teams are running," Lee told ESPN's Ian Begley.
Lee added that he wants his Knicks to practice "against more game-like situations."
Head coach Jeff Hornacek suggested a different solution for New York's floundering defense. He wants his players to study the scouting reports more carefully.
"Our coaches work hard to put scouting reports together and we've got to make sure we follow them," Hornacek added.
The Knicks have allowed opponents to score 110.3 points per game, while also coughing up the third-highest opponent 3-point percentage, the sixth-highest field-goal percentage, while also being the second-worst defensive rebounding side in the league.
Unsurprisingly, their defensive woes have resulted in a 1-3 start to their much-hyped season.
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