Tom Tibodo’s initials “TT” never meant “Three Threats”.
But the NBA’s Coach of the Year will be tasked with 3 points in 2021-22, and with clear instructions, will create more than 3 points for his players this season.
The Knicks ’single-game record of 20 3-point baskets is still maintained, but Saturday’s game at Washington’s CapitalOne Arena was a pre-season game. The Knicks have won 24 of 54 attempts with three points.
Twenty-four 3-pointers are great. Fifty-four wings delighted the heart to the same degree. This means that players listen to Tibodo’s demands.
The Knicks averaged 30 3-point attempts in 2020-21 and finished 27th. According to the source, Thibaut plans to increase the number of attempts by about 40.
“I’m not going to give you the number Thibs told us, but that’s great,” Derrick Rose said of the 52 deep runs. “It’s higher than we were told. They all look good. Where’s Kemba.” [Walker] Walks for up to 3 seconds. He’s great at dribbling. RJ [Barrett] the same. I’ll catch more. But it all makes the game easier for the next person. When you have an attacking team like us, it should make the game easier.
Tibodo’s long-standing policy — which has empowered his critics — is that his teams only want to get a good 3rd score without paying attention to the vote.
Now the old school Thibaut worries about the volume. He wants to commit a crime in the new NBA that automatically has a lot of visibility from the court’s most lucrative analysis spot.
Knicks President Leon Rose hired a number of new analysts when he took office. If this is not Tibo’s order, he will at least carry out the order of the analysis guru.
After reviving the Knicks defense to historic heights in 2020-21, Thibaut will take Mike D’Antoni with us.
The Knicks ’third-place share in the 41-31 renaissance period was a surprisingly strong 39.4 percent, placing third. But their 3-point frequency (3-point shooting percentage) ranked 24th.
Their highest score of the season is 3 points-45.
“We’re very effective at shooting them,” Thibaut said. “So our photo profile is correct. Correct reading is more important than dribbling. Attack the rim and touch the open person and read the correct ring. If the guys give an extra pass, we will have a good rhythm of 3. We also want to push the ball more and we will keep working [that]. ”
In fact, the Knicks played for the last time last season. In the first round massacre, their offensive problems against Atlanta triggered this 3-point move.
Ahead of the game against Indiana, the Knicks tried 37 of 3 points, but only 29.7 percent.
Derrick Rose said the Knicks used a scheme to prevent wizards from entering.
“They acted two-way — we’re going to be big, so we can’t get into the paint,” Rose said. “We work on the ball every day. We are just another team. Don’t hit the guys who played here last year, but Kemba, Evan [Fournier], If you are forcing two teams, the game should be easier. In the second half, we made sure we got off the ball quickly. Some of the 3 we missed were close.
When the Knicks decided to choose swingman Alec Burks over strong shooter Reggie Bullock with 3 points, one of the reasons was the Burks ’versatility.
Burks can create a 3-pointer from dribbling, while Bullock is a 3-pointer. Fournier was also attractive to the Knicks brace as he was more than a 3-point shooter and could execute his own shot.
Nine of the Knicks in Washington shed at least two of their three-pointers — in the first round of the first round, shooting guard Quentin Grimes 1:48 left to turn two 3-pointers.
Rose was 3 to 3 – which is great from her first round. In 2016-17, former coach Jeff Hornacek asked Rose to run 3 more, and he refused.
As Julie Randle and his wife returned home in New York to expect their second child, Kevin Knox set the tone by twisting 4 of the 5 points in the first half. Barrett was 8 for 8 and Immanuel Quickley was 3 for 5.
The Knicks will play a third pre-season game in the garden with the Pistons on Wednesday and bring an umbrella – it could rain in 3 seconds.
Despite the Knicks having a set of four worst shooting centers in the NBA, Nerlens Noel, Mitchell Robinson, Taj Gibson and Jericho Sims, the Knicks have a 3-point shooting ability.
That’s why Thibaut has talked about using Randle at center this season and making more use of small balls.
“Last year we improved our defense and overall we improved our high level shooting,” Thibaut said. “This year is a continuation of that.”