Jeff Hornacek expects the New York Knicks to fully run the triangle offense next season.
Hornacek is unsure if the core of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis can become a playoff team unless they embrace the triangle fully.
"Obviously if we go into it like we did this year -- no," Hornacek told reporters in Utah when asked if the Rose-Anthony-Porzingis trio can be a playoff team. "If we turn around and have a different way we start, go right at however we're going to run it next year, if it's full triangle, it's possible. You never know how these things will fit. Maybe a second year is helpful for us."
Hornacek said it was a mistake to try to blend systems.
"Do we have the right fit of guys running the system?" Hornacek said. "If we think that we can somehow -- with a fresh start of training camp and go to it right off the bat, if that helps us and Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills] -- we think maybe the same guys on this team could have a different outlook on it, then we'll stay the same. If not, they'll look at other guys."