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Jeff Hornacek believes Knicks need to address small forward position

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Jeff Hornacek’s days as the New York Knicks’ head coach seem to be numbered but it still didn’t stop him from voicing out what the team needs.

As reported by Al Iannazzone of Newsday, Hornacek said that the Knicks need to address the small forward position:

“I think if you look around at the top teams that are in the league they have multiple guys that are in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length,” Hornacek said before the Knicks played Miami on Wednesday night. “We had a lot of guys that are in the 6-5ish range. Just to get bigger at some of those spots and just continue to work on the chemistry.”

A quick look at the Knicks’ roster and some of their games will reveal that they have been playing natural shooting guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee at small forward. This has created match-up problems on both ends of the court. After all, basketball has always been a game of height and might. Intricate gameplans help but nothing beats a solid group of guys who have the heft to boot.

Jeff Hornacek might have given his farewell advice to the team. The Knicks are 26-45 right now and are heading towards another 50-loss season under Hornacek, who’s been at the helm for two years. His contract will run up to next year but the rumors, along with his unimpressive stint with the Knicks so far, hint that this might be Hornacek’s last season.

New York appears to be eyeing the following to replace him: Mark Jackson, Doc Rivers, David Blatt, Jerry Stackhouse and Dave Fizdale.