The Knicks need to make some changes
With the New York Knicks off to a 1-3 regular season start, it might make sense to see what some other players can do as starters instead of coming off the bench.
Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale hinted at changing some things up after Monday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Maybe I’ll look at tweaking something if we can’t get that group going,” Fizdale said, via the NY Post. “I don’t want to do it to the detriment of the second unit. That unit is building some nice chemistry. I’ll get into the film after the Miami game and really evaluate the five games of basketball, assess it and make decisions from there.”
One player that needs to take a seat is power forward Lance Thomas.
With how good Noah Vonleh has looked during the regular season so far and Mario Hezonja breaking out against the Bucks, either player deserves to get at least one start.
With rookie Kevin Knox out, Hezonja proved that he can make a difference after scoring 19 points during 30 minutes of action.
Vonleh scored 11 points to go along with five rebounds.
On the flip side, Thomas is a huge offensive liability for the Knicks as he scored four points on 33 percent shooting.
Starting shooting guardTim Hardaway Jr. has been putting up a lot of points, but his shot selection has been very questionable. With second year guard/forward Damyean Doston on fire over the past two games, Fizdale may want to think about benching THJ for Dotson, for at least one game.
Doston dropped 14 points and added eight rebounds against Milwaukee.
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