Inside the Knicks Offense

Knicks Offense

This is Part Two of a deconstruction of the Knicks' offense in their series against the Boston Celtics. In Part One at Hardwood Paroxysm, we covered just what has happened to the offense from an overarching statistical perspective. Here, we're diving into exactly how and why it has happened with the … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Jason Kidd Shoot Three-Pointers Anymore?

Kidd Numbers 2

So Jason Kidd is shooting the ball poorly these days. This we know. In the first two months of the season, he shot 44.3% from beyond the arc. Since January 1st, only 28.4%. We actively attribute this to a regression to the mean, but what regressed? What mean? Why did he have to regress to the mean? … [Read more...]

Knicks Shake Up Nuggets With Double Hand-off Play

Knicks ATO5

New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has never exactly been known as an offensive savant; he was, after all, the purveyor of Iso Joe for years in Atlanta. He brought that offense with him to New York last season after taking over for the departed Mike D'Antoni, but this season has seen a drastic … [Read more...]

Kobe Bryant And Carmelo Anthony Are Thriving As Passers

Lakers 2-5 P&R Pau

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, widely considered two of the NBA's most notorious gunners, are making things happen on offense with their passing. Obviously, each is still using their fair share of offensive possessions - Bryant currently ranks 7th in the league in usage rate and Anthony is 1st … [Read more...]

Mike Woodson And The Surprisingly Innovative Knicks Offense

Knicks Triple P&R

When Mike Woodson had the interim title removed from his name and was officially hired as the head coach of the New York Knicks, I was skeptical of his ability to design an offense that maximized the talent on hand. Woodson's isolation-based offensive system - derisively nicknamed Iso Joe and/or Iso … [Read more...]

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