The Knicks held a players-only meeting over dinner in Utah on Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s game vs. the Jazz, per Steve Popper of Newsday.
The Knicks (6-7) are coming off a 145-135 home loss to the Thunder, and many have gone on record saying that things need to change on the defensive side of the ball.
“We have to take a hard look at [the defense] and then evaluate everything,” coach Tom Thibodeau said, via Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post. “And what’s the best way for us to have a chance to be successful.”
Guard Jalen Brunson echoed those sentiments following the loss to the Thunder.
“Just defensively, we were just — myself included — we just weren’t right and unacceptable,” Brunson said, via Sanchez.
The Knicks are currently on a trip through the West, with five games in seven nights.