Monday, October 7, 2013
Knicks to let 3-for-all continue
By Ian Begley
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- We still don't know who's starting and who's coming off the bench for the Knicks to start this season, but one thing has become clear in the first few days of training camp: Once again, New York plans to live and die by the 3.
"Absolutely," Mike Woodson said. "I'm not going to ever take that away."
The Knicks set an NBA record by attempting 2,371 3-pointers and making 891 last season.
The 3-heavy approach helped them win 54 regular-season games and their first Atlantic Division title since 1994.
But the personnel has changed a bit this season.
Steve Novak and Chris Copeland led the Knicks in shooting percentage from beyond the arc last season, but neither player is back this season.
Jason Kidd hit an eye-popping 43.5 percent of his 3s during the Knicks' 18-5 start last season but tailed off from there, hitting just 27 percent in the last 40 games.
He retired with two years left on his Knicks contract and was hired to coach the rival Nets.