Friday, February 22, 2013
Grunwald: Teams have figured us out
By Ian Begley
Glen Grunwald doesn’t have any magic solutions to end the Knicks’ two-month long slide.
He knows the team he put together needs to improve in several areas to pull out of its recent funk.
But he has drawn at least one conclusion while watching the Knicks go 14-14 in their last 28 games.
Listen to the complete interview:
“Teams have adjusted to our offense a little bit and we need to continue to evolve,” Grunwald said Thursday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Michael Kay Show.” "I’m very confident, Woody’s done a great job this year and he’ll figure out, going forward.”
After a strong start, the Knicks’ offense has been stuck in the mud at times in recent weeks.
During their 18-5 start, the Knicks averaged 111.1 points per 100 possessions.
In the 28 games since, they’ve averaged 106.1 points per 100 possessions.
Kay asked Grunwald if the Knicks had enough offensive firepower in their starting five. Instead of answering the question, Grunwald defended the roster he’d put together and interestingly deferred to Woodson.
“That’s really a question for Woody,” he said. “I think we have enough offense on our roster and it’s just a matter of, again, putting them in the right situations and I’m very optimistic that Woody’s going to get that right.”
DEADLINE DEALS: Grunwald admitted that the Knicks received “a number of inquiries” on Iman Shumpert but never considered dealing the second-year guard. Asked if he got any calls on Amar’e Stoudemire, Grunwald said, “We’ll say that we had a lot of interest in a number of our players.”
The GM added that he was never close to making a trade for a big-name player.