Rebounding: Joakim Noah
The Knicks have repeatedly been killed on the defense glass this season, and Joakim Noah is a big reason why.
He’s only third on the team in defensive rebounding percentage, behind Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O’Quinn. The $72 million man is averaging the lowest rebound per game total since his second season in the league (’08-’09) and his team is suffering because of it.
One of the few things the Knicks didn’t have a terrible problem with last season was on the glass. Joakim Noah has been a downgrade from Robin Lopez in all facets of the game.
The calls for O’Quinn to replace Noah in the starting lineup have been due to the scoring differential, but when making this decision coach Hornacek also needs to take into account how much better a rebounder O’Quinn has been as well.