This can't be by design could it? Can't be because no one is under the hoop could it?THREE-FOR-ALL:*The Knicks shot 35 threes on Monday. They missed 25 of them. This wasn't the only reason they lost by five to the Raptors, but it was a major one.*Mike D'Antoni*defended his team's shot selection, saying most of the attempts came within the flow of the offense. He noted that the Knicks may have forced a few 3-pointers but also shot a few two-point attempts when their was an open three. The Knicks are 19th in the league in 3-point percentage, making 31 percent. Even worse, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 40.2 percent. How many will they hoist up against the Bobcats?*
GETTING DEFENSIVE:*The Knicks have allowed a little over 95 points per game, well below the 105.7 they gave up last season. Part of this can be attributed to an early onset of the "Tyson Chandler*effect" and part of it can be attributed to a slower pace. But they still have plenty of work to do on the boards. They are averaging a league-low 35 rebounds per game. One reason for the low total? Forty-five percent of their opponents' shots are going in. But the more troubling stat is this: The Knicks are being out rebounded by 9.4 rebounds per game, the second-highest total in the league.*
If I didn't know any better i'd say this guy is trying to get fired.