Jeremy Lin Bracing for Woodson’s System
Mike D’Antoni’s speedball offense was a perfect fit for Jeremy Lin, but new Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s offense most certainly won’t be.
Woodson is known for running an isolation-based offense that is the diametric opposite to D’Antoni’s system, which was predicated on spacing and ball movement.
“I love D’Antoni’s system, and it was perfect for me,” Lin said after the Knicks had their first practice under Woodson yesterday, “but I’d never been in D’Antoni’s system until this year, so I’ve played in other systems before. It’s going back to what I was doing before.
At least publicly, Lin embraced the changes.
“You’ve got to learn and sacrifice and be part of this team, and we’ll figure out what we’re gonna change again,” he said. “It’s part of the process. … Someone might get hurt, someone might be playing well and roles will change again.”