What will New York's offense look like with The Triangle gone?

With Phil Jackson at the helm, Jeff Hornacek was never able to run the offense that brought him initial success in Phoenix. So how will New York's game plan change now that Hornacek is no longer tethered to the Triangle?

It's hard to believe that for a few days in mid-December last year, the Knicks were the third-best team in the Eastern Conference. They had a 14-10 record--good enough for the third seed in a weak East. While there were certainly questions about the team's defensive effort, as well as Joakim Noah's playability, the team was having some success with Coach Hornacek's up-tempo hodge-podge offense that attempted to cater to both his team's individual skill sets as well as Knicks President Phil Jackson's relentless desire to run the Triangle.

It was a mixture of frenetic ball movement and grounding ISO. In one set, you might see Rose push the ball up the floor, driving to the rim and collapsing the defense only to find an open man in the corner for 3, or Porzingis setting a high screen then fading back for an easy pick-and-pop. In the next set, Carmelo Anthony would go right back to his usual jab-stepping routine. 

It was confounding for some opposing teams to deal with, but too erratic and inconsistent to give any real contenders a headache. The Knicks never looked like they had a fully-ingrained offensive system, and while they would do the right things like set screens and move the ball, it would often be without a clear intention and appeared stagnant and clumsy.