Knicks forward Mario Hezonja told the New York Post on Tuesday that he needs to "definitely work more for my teammates."
But the question for coach David Fizdale remains: Where?
"I think I'm falling into the same things that other coaches have tried to find: What is he?" Fizdale told the Post. "What spot is best on the floor for him? Can he handle playing the four and the two from a position-less standpoint? Or does he just need to be slotted?"
Hezonja, who signed a one-year deal with the Knicks during the offseason, has struggled through his first 14 games in New York. He is averaging 19.6 minutes and 9.4 points per game, down from last year's totals of 22.1 MPG and 9.6 PPG in Orlando.
"I got to get where he can just focus in on a few areas," Fizdale said, per the Post. "I'm really working on his decision-making and try to build a role out for him he can hang his hat on."
Hezonja's increased minutes over the last two games seems to be consistent with Fizdale's goal. The 23-year-old Croatian played a season-high 26:32 Sunday against his former Magic team after tallying over 21 minutes the previous night in Toronto.
As for his production, Hezonja indicated he isn't worried.
"It will come," he told the Post. "Trust me."