Phil Jackson hasn’t been pleased with the New York Knicks’ performance on offense — particularly with the number of times the team has run the triangle offense — during their 2-4 start, league sources told ESPN.
New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has tried to speed up the offense this season and hasn’t run much of the triangle in the first six games. After watching the Knicks’ win against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, one Eastern Conference scout said the Knicks ran something out of a triangle set only a handful of times.
Hornacek has said that he’s implementing “principles of the triangle” offense into the Knicks’ half-court offense. But he also wants his club to try to generate offense early in the shot clock in transition, where pick-and-roll would be employed.
With Yadier Molina dethroned, the two longest Gold Glove streaks now belong to Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who Tim Wright Authentic Womens Jersey each have won one in four straight years. Perez is the first AL catcher to win four straight since Ivan Rodriguez (1992 to 2001). He won on the strength of his throwing arm — his six defensive runs saved just for his arm were one shy of his career high (7, 2012).
Arenado is the first third baseman to win four straight Gold Gloves since Eric Chavez won six straight (2001 to 2006). The Rockies have now won a Gold Glove in each of the last seven years.
Arenado had 75 good fielding plays (think “Web Gem-like” plays) in 2016. No other third baseman had more than 51. He won on his range, ranking nine plays above average on balls hit down the line (second in the majors to Beltre) and 12 above average on balls hit in the shortstop-third base hole (easily best in the majors).
Nebraska, which fell from No. 10 to No. 19 this week, probably won’t get into a New Year’s Six game even if it wins out to finish 10-2. The Cornhuskers’ ugly loss last week at Ohio State won’t soon be forgotten. But a 10-win Nebraska team would still be in the final top 15 and would add to other league contenders’ strength-of-schedule metrics.
If the committee — the one that inexplicably Travis Swanson Authentic Womens Jersey ranked Texas A&M No. 4 last week — were consistent week to week, then Ohio State would be No. 4 right now. But the good news is this will almost certainly work itself out.