The New York Knicks have the NBA's best record at 4-0 and some of that is attributed to playing just four games in 11 days, which have included a pair of three-day breaks.
The Knicks have been able to have extended practice to incorporate their new players.
“I think it’s good for us,” said Mike Woodson. “It gives us an opportunity to practice and teach and add things here and there and get guys more in tune to what we really want done.”
Woodson has little in common with his predecessor, Mike D'Antoni, who didn't even believe in home shootarounds.
D'Antoni often complained about the lack of practice time for a roster that had undergone great amounts of change, but he didn't take advantage of practicing on game days.
The Knicks won't have two days off between games from now until the first week of December.