Knicks get down to business with triangle offense

Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer

Upon Phil Jackson’s arrival to the Big Apple, it was easy to predict just how heavily influenced the Knicks’ identity was going to be by the triangle offense moving forward.

Early on, Jackson was seen stepping in with potential Knickerbocker draftees, teaching the basic nuances of the triangle. With the hires of Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis as head coach and associate head coach, respectively, such a trend (of preaching the triangle) is sure to continue.

Clearly, the the team isn’t wasting any time. According to the tweet above (by Knicks’ Summer League team member Brandon Triche), the Knicks are just three practices in and are already preaching the triangle offense with the young guns in Las Vegas.

On one hand, the Summer League team should say plenty about Jackson, especially at this early point in his tenure as an executive. This is the earliest (and most extensive, to this point) indication of the players he likes, or at the very least, is intrigued by.

But, of course, understanding the triangle still appears to be a pre-requisite for success in New York’s new system. Last summer, the Knicks struck gold and scooped up Jeremy Tyler and Toure Murry following impressive performances in Vegas. It just proves how valuable such a scouting opportunity really is for NBA teams.

This offseason, Jackson is looking to mold the team to his liking, and has so far proven he’s not afraid to make big moves and potentially drastic changes. With that in mind, there are plenty of spots to fill.

This month will prove to be an opportunity to audition a handful of potential strong fits. Success in grasping the triangle could translate into opening night roster spots for some of the more promising youngsters.




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MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Does it piss Dolan off that Isola out of all people broke this story??  LOL....hmmmm

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

"He will have something for everybody on Thursday," said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony's scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes in Phil."



Whats he gon have for the Haters??  LOL.

brookdon
brookdon

I don't know why it's so inconceivable to some Knicks fans and media members that Carmelo *gasp* actually enjoys playing here.

bb_dot
bb_dot

seems the dominos have fallen. I still maintain that everybody will end up with their old teams.

samb
samb

New post is up

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN  ·  14m

The friend was with Carmelo right before he went to train with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in LA.

tkb2pac
tkb2pac

And what becomes of Pau?

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Just hit me...  we had a hard enough time beating the Cavs without Lebron.  LOL.  Sorry... gonna stay positive from now on.

tronvin
tronvin

Can we please get Pau Gasol now. He knows the triangle and Calderon. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA  ·  32s

Carmelo Anthony hadn't been a part of any scenario about joining James in Miami, sources tell Yahoo. @FisolaNYDN reports he's staying in NY.


Eat it HATERS.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

AGAIN...riddle me this....if it was ALL about $$$ for Melo, why wait so long to sign???  He must be really weighing his options (option).

chance chase
chance chase

@pezhao Melo could buy and sell yo azz right now. He don't need another payday and he could still do that. You prolly a bum with nothing but a old cell phone you found. Yeah you that bum that's alway's hangin out at the garden. Get a new cup. the one you got is dirty. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@orlando_knickfan  So much for you thinking Melo was waiting on Lebron lol....Melo was waiting on Phiul to try and pull some strings.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@JesusBlasTheKnickWay  Lol...good for him.  If Phil is TELLING him, "hey you can win here"...and he doesn't produce by year 3 or 4..not contending..melo says "Phil I want out"

dylan
dylan

@barnaby87 Lets go! It's a new season. There is no reason this team can't be at least as good as the team that won 54 games a few years ago. 

brookdon
brookdon

"Anthony's friend says that Anthony prolonging his decision is not a reflection of him having second thoughts about the Knicks. Instead, it was Anthony wanting to be sure that he could put himself in position to win a championship."

brookdon
brookdon

Hope that Knicks can open cap space for Lebron?

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

@MeloStat301 Contrary, I think he was waiting but his boy stiffed him.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@brookdon  This I brought up a couple days ago...chances are Phil told him...wait and see if I can get Bron here....and Phil couldn't.  This is the best reason...and sane reason.  Of course when I brought up, people think I'm crazy lol.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@orlando_knickfan  Nope, chances are he was waiting on Phil, because if what u say is true...Melo would have waited for the meeting with Riley/Lebron and the cap guy to see if they can fit melo in.  Right now..MIA can fit Melo/Bron...so why wouldn't Melo wait till after Lebron decides??  Lol makes no sense ...he obviously didn't wait for Lebron