The Knicks devolved into the most selfish team in the NBA during David Fizdale’s first season, finishing dead last in assists at 20.1 per game.
Fizdale frequently referenced the glut of expiring contracts as a cause, saying the players were looking for shots to boost their next payday. Then after those players bolted, the front office restocked the roster with short-term deals, creating a situation where the Knicks could have 11 (yes, 11!) free agents next summer.
So what did Fizdale learn from last season that he can apply to this group?