The Knicks have a growing sense of confidence in coach Jeff Hornacek's offense this season, PF Kristaps Porzingis told ESPN Radio's "The Michael Kay Show" on Tuesday.
With Phil Jackson and his insistence on running the triangle offense no longer part of the organization, the 22-year-old believes that Hornacek's ability to implement his own style is proving beneficial to the Knicks' early-season success.
"This year you can feel that Jeff has more, he's running his own stuff without anybody coming in and telling him what to do or how to do so I think from the top down you can feel that there's more confidence in what we're doing," Porzingis said. "It's a better feeling this way."
Asked the same question earlier this week, Hornacek echoed his player's opinion.
"Well, we're not running the stuff we did last year with the mix of plays," the coach said. "Our guys are feeling comfortable with what we're running. We're going to get better at that. It's a style most of those guys like to play. It makes it easier for them."
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the change has been Porzingis, who is third in the NBA in scoring at 29.5 points per game.
Despite blowing a 23-point lead and losing to the Cavs on Monday night, the Knicks are 7-6 and have won seven of 10 since opening the season with three straight losses.