Knicks Miss Wallace’s Communication on Court
Earlier in the season, the Knicks credited their communication as a big reason why they were able to keep opponents in the low 90s. But after the Knicks’ lost to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, allowing more than 100 points once again, Knicks said their communication on defense has disappeared recently.
Could Rasheed Wallace’s absence have something to do that? Coincidentally, in the past nine games he’s sat out with a stress reaction and chronic condition in his left foot, the Knicks have gone 4-5.
“We miss him a lot,” Mike Woodson said after Wednesday’s practice. “I mean, that was one of the reasons of bringing him to New York. I know he brings that to the table and it becomes very effective. It’s contagious when you’ve got one or two guys that are talking all the time.”