Brandon Jennings, whom the Knicks signed to a one-year deal in July, ripped himself and the team for New York’s poor play this season and especially as of late, Marc Berman of The New York Post relays. Jennings is the floor-leader for the Knicks’ second unit, and after a hot start, the veteran has fizzled out, which coincides with the way the team has played; they’ve gone from 14-10 to a season-worst three games under .500, as Berman points out.
“Honestly, I don’t think we’ve played well at all this year,” Jennings said. “I don’t know if you’re watching it. We’re winning games because of our talent. Basketball-wise, I don’t think we’re playing basketball like we should.”
Here is more on the Knicks:
- Carmelo Anthony‘s right shoulder is bothering him, but the Knicks star plans to play through it and has not missed a game since December 13th, Al Iannazzone of Newsday writes. Anthony said he will tolerate the pain, and added he has not missed any practices, per Iannazzone.
- Ron Baker’s contract becomes fully guaranteed for the season on Tuesday, and Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks plan on keeping the undrafted rookie guard on the roster, Iannazzone passes along in the same story.
- It is clear the Knicks have relied too much on their individual talent and have yet to jell together as a team, as evidenced by the team’s latest losses, Berman writes in a separate piece.