Knicks Create Options out of Double P&R

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While their series against the Boston Celtics saw the Knicks fall into isolation hell, they've mostly stuck with their spread pick-and-roll identity against the Pacers in the second round. The way Indiana defends the pick-and-roll, though, has kept the Knicks from breaking out offensively. Indiana … [Read more...]

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...]

Knicks Abandon Identity In Low Scoring Game 1 Victory

The Knicks may have won their initial game against the Celtics, but it was in a very ugly manner. The offense was disjointed and the pace slow--in short, they played right into Bostons' hands. Bostons' biggest advantage is their ability to muck up the game, use the fewest amount of possessions, and, … [Read more...]

Knicks Shake Up Nuggets With Double Hand-off Play

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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...]

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...]

JET Terry, Tyson Chandler, Chris Bosh And The Art Of Screen-Slipping

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We've already done a bunch of writing about both the pick-and-roll and the pick-and-pop in the early days of HoopChalk. The first words I ever wrote on the site stressed the importance of the actual pick in these actions: Screening the ball-handler’s defender creates separation between the ball and … [Read more...]

Knicks Pick-Pass-And-Slip

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Yesterday, ESPN's Beckley Mason emailed the TrueHoop Network asking us to point out any new skills or plays we have seen throughout the preseason. He turned our responses into a post for TrueHoop, and the following play was my contribution. When running pick-and-rolls (really, when running any … [Read more...]

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