Which Key NY Knicks Will and Won't Fit in Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense?

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Which Key NY Knicks Will and Won't Fit in Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense?
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For a team still without a head coach, we seem to have a pretty good beat on the New York Knicks' offensive philosophy for the foreseeable future. 

With Phil Jackson dictating the franchise's direction, one would assume the team will take after the 11-time championship winning former coach's image. And though Jackson has said he won't nudge his new coach to run the triangle offense, his list of rumored candidates—mostly disciples of the system—seem to indicate otherwise. 

Under the assumption that New York does run some variation of the triangle next season, we can begin to separate current Knicks that fit into the system—i.e. players that Phil may look to hold on to—from those who don't. Jackson will surely look to move the latter if adjustments can't be made. 

To help forecast Jackson's potential roster moves this offseason and beyond, we'll break down players who seem to have clear roles in the triangle and those who may not.

For an overview of the system, B/R's Dylan Murphy outlined it well shortly after Jackson's hiring, and Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown broke it down into two videos last year. 

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