So everyone has the reasons why the Knicks are struggling. The system stinks, the coach can't make adjustments, Amar'e's not a 5, the defense is lacking. At this point, all these things are true, but let's dig a little deeper.
Every time I watch Felton in transition, he either puts his head down to the rim where he either finishes or struggles to. Otherwise, he makes the decision to make a pass just over half court, which is too far for anyone to make a decision BUT shoot.
He has to get deeper in the court. If he gets to the foul line in transition, it makes it easier to find wings and makes it easier for them to finish. Think your basic 3 on 2 drill that you ran at every level you played at. Outlet, get to the foul line and either continue to the rim, pull up for a jumper or kick out to the wings running full speed.
When the Knicks need a basket, they isolate Amar'e at the foul line and he has to use his dribble. Never a good thing. He forces too much and misses too many shots in close. Run the pick and roll below the foul line.
Or why not give Amar'e the ball in the high post and run cutters back door more?
When a run starts they have to find ways to make baskets. They can't take poor shots. That's a sign of panic. Chandler does it, Douglas does it and Gallo does it.
Speaking of Gallo, he can be a little tougher under the basket defensively.
Just a few things I see...but we know what it takes to win. Stay close and close, which has easily been their biggest weakness this season.