Thursday, December 24, 2015

Kristaps Porzingis: Zero Shots in the Fourth?

Kristaps Porzingis wasn't at all featured in the Knicks fourth quarter offense in a loss against the Cavs. Why wouldn't the Knicks feature their top rookie, who scored 23 points in the previous three quarters? It's bewildering.

Kristaps Porzingis (and the entire Knicks squad) put in a solid effort, especially without Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks offense in the fourth quarter was mostly Arron Afflalo post ups, which had mixed results. New York struggled coming out of timeouts too. Overall the Knicks fourth quarter execution was poor.

Giving Kristaps Porzingis some post touches or running him off of some screens away from the ball for a jumper would have done wonders for the Knicks. Kristaps Porzingis was 4-5 from the three and if he hit another jumper in the fourth that would've opened up the floor more for Afflalo's post ups.

Surely Derek Fisher and his coaching staff will watch film and realize Kristaps Porzingis needed to be involved. While the triangle is an offense based on continuity, this young Knicks team struggles to score and Kristaps Porzingis can put the ball in the basket.

Sometimes the best systems make simple tasks complicated. Just give Kristaps Porzingis a look!