Diagnosing New York Knicks’ Biggest Flaws so Far

November 12th, 2015 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

It's a pleasant burden, pinpointing the New York Knicks' flaws, simply because this team has fewer ghastly, grievous, tragically awful infirmities than last year's squad.   

The good news: Perimeter defense and rebounding are not problems this go-round.

The bad news: The new roster has brought back some of the other old troubles.   


Underperforming (Starting) Backcourt

(Glory, glory, hallelujah.) Shooting guard Arron Afflalo is off the disabled list and back in the starting lineup. Afflalo looked solid, not stellar, in his season debut Wednesday, scoring 12 in 28 minutes during a 95-93 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

New York needs Afflalo, because the duo of Jose Calderon and Sasha Vujacic was the lowest-scoring starting backcourt in the league, only averaging 11 points between the pair of them. Versus the Milwaukee Bucks Nov. 6, they combined for only two measly points.

A Vujacic layup in the last 10 se ...

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