In D'Antoni's "seven seconds or less" offense, a lot of the system is predicated on spreading the floor with solid shooting from all corners.
The problem is, the Knicks don't have many reliable shooters from long range, with the exception being Danilo Gallinari.
Most of the players on the current roster excel at mid-range. This is not to say they can't shoot the three, but it may not be their strong suit. There are a lot of question marks surrounding some of their best shooters.
Kelenna Azubuike is coming off an injury, so it has yet to be seen how effective he will be; Roger Mason tied his second worst three-point field goal percentage for his career last season; Felton hit a career high 38.5 percent from long range, but it may have just been an aberration, as his career percentage is 32.7 percent; the same goes for Bill Walker and his career high of 43.1 percent.
If they can prove their numbers were not a fluke, then it should help to alleviate any fears of their offense stalling.
After letting Al Harrington walk in free agency, the Knicks don't have any front-court players capable of stretching the floor. Stoudemire, Turiaf, and Randolph can all hit from mid-range, but picturing them trying to hit from behind the arc would make any Knick fan cringe.
Each of the perimeter players must knock down their shots when the opportunity presents itself. After ranking 15 in offensive efficiency last season, the Knicks will have to improve on their pedestrian numbers and it starts with their shooting.