The New York Knicks have chemistry issues and are frustrated with the triangle offense, according to a report from ESPN.com's Chris Broussard. Players believe the system is predictable and want to run something else, the report says.
Players believe the system -- which has been implemented under first-year team president and 11-time championship winning coach Phil Jackson -- is predictable and want to run something else, the report says.
Acccording to the report, some players have also expressed displeasure with the team's demanding workouts as well as one aspect of the defense that differed from last season under Mike Woodson, who was replaced by Derek Fisher after being fired in April.
In addition, players have told star Carmelo Anthony that he takes too many shots, doesn't pass the ball and is inconsistent defensively, according to the report.
The "most tension" exists between shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and Anthony, the report says.
Broussard describes an exchange involving Hardaway Jr. and Anthony in which Anthony threatened to beat up Hardaway Jr. after a disagreement during a recent game.
Certain his second-year teammate was speaking to him, Carmelo Anthony approached Hardaway on the way down the court and used an expletive to ask Hardaway who in the world he thought he was talking to.
Anthony, according to sources, used another expletive in telling Hardaway he was going to beat him up when they got into the locker room after the game.
At 4-19, the Knicks are off to their worst start in franchise history. The team has lost nine consecutive games and faces the reigning champion Spurs in San Antonio on Wednesday night.