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New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris comes to head coach David Fizdale’s support after Sunday night’s loss to Sacramento.

It seems like the season just started (it essentially did), and the New York Knicks are already in trouble. Only 12 days removed from their opening game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Knicks are 1-6, sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Their latest defeat came at the hands of the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Despite having home-court advantage, the Knicks allowed the Kings to win just their second game of the year by a score of 113-92.

Obviously, there are multiple problems with this organization. It’s been the same story over and over again in recent years. However, small forward Marcus Morris doesn’t want anyone to think that head coach David Fizdale is included in those numerous issues.

“At the end of the day, Fiz is putting us in the best position to be successful,” Morris said after the loss, per Ian Begley of SNY. “I think it’s us, we’ve got to execute the game plan better. He’s been nothing but a great coach for us, he’s been giving us what we need. Just today, we didn’t hit many shots. They were the better team.”

Morris was one of the few bright spots for the Knicks. He dropped a team-high (and game-high) 28 points. Morris additionally snatched six rebounds and dished out two assists in the loss.

New York quickly needs to pick things up after such a slow start to the 2019-20 campaign. They hope to begin putting the pieces together Wednesday night when they take on the Detroit Pistons on the road. Tip-off will take place at 7 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.