Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis said the team ran some triangle offense elements during practice on Tuesday, but head coach Jeff Hornacek said they were simply "basketball" actions.
"From the first practice we did now, we actually did have some stuff from the triangle,'' Porzingis said, according to the NY Post. "I saw some elements from the triangle. I think it's always good to know an offense that's worked in the past. It's always good for everybody, even if we're not playing it."
Hornacek downplayed the triangle elements.
"Those are basketball actions," Hornacek said. "If you're going to throw the ball in the post and run some split actions, you guys want to call it triangle. That's basketball. Yeah, some of that [we did] we ran last year. That's just basketball stuff."]
Hornacek said on Friday, while not addressing the triangle by name, that the team would be opening it up this season.
"The style that guys are liking to play is a little bit different, he said. "We're going to open it up and get some different things out there. The biggest thing for us is to try to put our guys in the best position. Whether it's post-ups, if it's outside shooting 3-pointers, you look at the roster, you look at the player's strengths and you try to build from there."
The Knicks unsuccessfuly continued to run the triangle last season while former president Phil Jackson was still in charge.