Kemba Walker ordered by Tom Thibodeau to do one thing for Knicks
The Knicks finished the preseason with a flawless 4-0 record and during the said stint, a revamped New York squad hinted at what lies ahead.
While Derrick Rose and Julius Randle are expected to continue where they left off, new additions Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier were the players responsible for the Knicks’ new offensive approach which includes “pace/sprint” and “3s,” per Yahoo Sports.
Surely, the preseason assures nothing about how the Knicks would perform in the regular season. But for Tom Thibodeau, Walker should be well aware of what is needed from him as early as now.
According to coach Thibs, Walker was a bit “too unselfish” and he wants that changed as they go along.
More importantly, Thibodeau stressed that Walker, as well as the rest of the team, should rely on their game and “be aggressive” offensively.
“I thought Kemba [Walker] also was almost a little too unselfish.” Thibodeau told The New York Post. “When the ball is coming to them, I want them to be who they are. I don’t want them trying to fit in and then they get themselves out of rhythm.”
“I know they’re unselfish players by nature,” he continued. “[But] Just be aggressive. Be who you are. When you have your shots, you take them, and that’s the way I want our whole team to play.”