The New York Knicks came into this season with a lot of optimism following a slew of offseason moves, including the addition of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Despite the high hopes they have gotten off to a rough start. They currently sit at 10th place in the East with a 3-4 record. The Knicks gave up 110.9 points per 100 possessions over their first 6 games of this season.
Coach Jeff Hornacek has decided to give control of the defense to someone else to try and turn their season around. That person is assistant coach and former interim coach Kurt Rambis. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony appears to be less than thrilled:
Carmelo on Rambis taking over defense: “Whether we’re comfortable with it or not, it is what it is so we have to buy into it." #Knicks
— Barbara Barker (@meanbarb) November 8, 2016
Could this just be Carmelo being blunt with the media as usual, or is this a sign of a bigger rift in the Knicks organization? It is interesting to note that Carmelo had his best defensive season of all time under Kurt Rambis. Only time will tell if this change will be for the better.