Mike D'Antoni may be gone, but the pick-and-roll will still play a significant role in New York next season.
In the past couple years, it seemed at times that the pick-and-roll was the only play the Knicks ran. It was the bread and butter for Amar'e Stoudemire when he came to New York, then Jeremy Lin leaned on it during his meteoric midseason rise.
Now that Mike Woodson is at the helm, his half-court scheme will make D'Antoni's up-tempo tenure a distant memory. Nevertheless, the Knicks have too much talent in the pick-and-roll game to cast it aside completely.
With two effective big men and a revamped backcourt, all the pieces are in place to keep running that play with success.
The pick-and-roll is no longer the first option in New York, but it's still a potent weapon.
Here's how Woodson will go about utilizing it.