New York Knicks 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

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Oct 8, 2014; Hartford, CT, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher (right) talks with guard J.R. Smith (8) during a break in the action against the Boston Celtics in the second half at XL Center. The Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 106-86. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Gain Knowledge and Learn Something New

The triangle offense has been a struggle for the Knicks to learn this season, which was expected as they transition from different playing styles. 5-30 bad wasn’t expected, but it is what it is. Derek Fisher has said numerous times that he will pride himself and his team on the defensive end of the court, which hasn’t exactly panned out either as the Knicks continually leave shooters open around the three-point line and can never pick up timely stops. In 2015, and for the remainder of this season, the Knicks have to begin buying into what Fisher is selling and learn something.

The current situation with the Knicks is a very difficult one, as many players know they will not be with the team next season. Knowing they aren’t in the future plans of the franchise, they are less likely to buy in for the long term plan. That makes things difficult on the coaching staff, but they have to figure out a way to get the players to buy in.

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They should begin to pinpoint which players will be in the long term plans. With the amount of injuries the Knicks are going through and playing time that has subsequently opened up, it is essentially a showcase for some players.

Any Knicks player looking how to make the most of what looks like a bleak situation should turn to Cole Aldrich for advice. The seldom used big-man, who is on his fourth team in five seasons, is making the most of the opportunity given to him; Aldrich is putting up career stats across the board with extended playing time. Tim Hardaway Jr. is another player that has grown some in a season that has not had many positives so far.

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