New York’s offense overall was hard to watch during the playoffs. The Knicks were last in three-point percentage, shooting just 29.2 percent from behind the arc. New York’s inability to space out the floor was a problem. In the first round, the Knicks were able to work around the problem by rebounding nearly all of their errors against an inept Cleveland Cavaliers team.
When they played a Miami team that completely ignored Barrett and Josh Hart and dared them to shoot, it allowed more help to slow down Brunson.
The Knicks need to find a way to add more shots to the roster. Whether it’s forming smaller lineups without a paint-bound center or finding a stretch four on the commercial market, it’s going to be tough for the Knicks to win if they shoot that badly from the outside.