Knicks’ Big Question for Rest of Season: Who Fits the Triangle?


Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek and Carmelo Anthony during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 4.

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. — With 22 games remaining in their season, the Knicks are caught in a no man’s land. They are still within shouting range of a playoff berth — their professed goal — but are also in reach of a top draft pick. Choosing to pursue one or the other could have lasting effects for the organization, but in the short term, the rest of the Knicks’ schedule will have a different meaning for those on the roster.

The final six weeks of the season will be used to evaluate which players are good fits for the Knicks’ offensive system — the triangle — Coach Jeff Hornacek said. So while the Knicks may try to win even if losing could benefit them more in the long run, the ultimate takeaway could be merely determining who should be back next season with the team, which has solidified its commitment to the triangle in the last week.

“I think we’ve gotten better,” Hornacek said. “As time goes on, we say: ‘Can…

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