SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jeff Hornacek made the Knicks watch the Clippers’ film and talk about their huge amount of shielding mistakes all over an almost -hour rehearsal Saturday evening at the defunct Kings’ observe facility via their antique arena in suburban Sacramento.
Furious after their 128-A HUNDRED AND FIVE loss to the Clippers on Friday at Staples Heart, Hornacek said he’s mulling a lineup modification (it will be Michael Beasley) and reiterated his concern the Knicks confirmed no delight in L.A.
With the Knicks out of the playoff race with 19 video games left and going through the Kings on Sunday, Hornacek said taking part in laborious “should be no downside’’ for a handful in their more youthful former G-Leaguers “combating to stay within the league.’’
The veterans, alternatively, will have much less motivation.
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“Maybe some of the older men, but we’re asking them to be the leaders for those younger men and display them the way you play each and every sport regardless of what your document is,’’ Hornacek mentioned. “You go out there and play for the satisfaction. That used to be the disappointment Friday night. They common being scored on without doing anything else to let it not happen. We’ll see Sunday if they responded.’’
The Knicks have been up 3 issues at halftime ahead of the Clippers 35-18 3rd-quarter blitz.
“Our effort sucked Friday night time,’’ stated Emmanuel Mudiay, who had a bad trip, a staff-worst minus-24. “we’ve got to come back with higher energy. The third quarter we’ve been flat. We’re not speaking enough. We weren’t trusting each other. The 3rd quarter used to be terrible — a.lack of attempt and lack of communication.’’
As such, Hornacek let the gamers be narrators in the course of the movie session as DeAndre Jordan, Austin Rivers, even Sam Dekker tore the Knicks to items in a 71-point 2d half.
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“We positioned it on them to discuss it lately,’’ Hornacek mentioned. “rather than the coaches, this is what you would like to’ve done. let them discuss it. Let a guy discuss the clip. Subsequent guy talks about the subsequent clip. That method we will have in mind in the event that they’re in point of fact seeing it.” so much of the rotations are pretty good, but we’re not doing it with sufficient force. We’re no longer up on a man.
“They get after it in observe. They got to do it towards someone else.’’
Though Hornacek had calmed down Saturday, he admitted Friday was amongst his angriest moments of this 24-39 season after their 11th loss in 12 games.
“Oh yeah, i used to be disenchanted,’’ Hornacek mentioned. “Simply competing and getting after it. while you don’t knock someone over, I don’t know, possibly that’s old school.”