New York Knicks rumors have president Phil Jackson asking for some help. The New York Knicks rumors come from a recent report from ESPN about why the team has signed free agent Sasha Vujacic. Jackson wants Vujacic to help teach the current roster triangle offense and basically serve as an additional coach.
Vujacic played for the Los Angeles Lakers when Jackson served as the head coach, allowing him to play in the triangle offense for a number of years. Now he has a job in the NBA again, to help the Knicks develop a better understanding of how to use the strategy. The combination of having Derek Fisher as the head coach and Vujacic on the court could certainly advance the learning of the current roster.
During the 2014-15 NBA season, it wouldn’t be a stretch to state that the Knicks failed at using the triangle. The team finished with the worst record in franchise history, at 17-65. It led to Jackson nearly gutting the entire roster, with this past offseason used to sign, draft, or trade for players that might work better in this new system. That list of new players includes Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, Kritaps Porzingis, and Derrick Williams.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, New York Knicks rumors from earlier in the NBA offseason had Sasha Vujacic signed to a one-year deal. He was brought back from playing overseas to try to help the team immediately. He seems to be excited about the opportunity.
“It’s a proven offense. It’s an offense that won not only games but championships. Obviously you need to have players that can mold into that offense and to follow it and I think that our personal right now is very excited. Everyone is here learning what their roles are and it’s exciting when you have everybody on the same page. It takes a little bit of time and a little bit of patience but once you get it in your mindset it’s one of the most beautiful offenses that you can play in.”
That’s exactly what Phil Jackson wants to hear from the 31-year-old shooting guard. He may not play a lot of minutes every night, but he could offer a lot during preseason and practices for the team. Sasha Vujacic will also give the team added depth off the bench, which is something the Knicks sorely lacked last season. It’s going to be a long climb back to respectability after finishing 17-65 last year, but nearly all of the New York Knicks rumors from this NBA offseason have been positive for the team.
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