The New York Knicks are technically only the third-worst defensive team in the NBA through the first 10 games.
But you’d be hard-pressed to find a team that makes more comically glaring defensive blunders.
They were a shaky defensive team last year, and did nothing in the offseason to address that weakness. In fact, they made it worse by trading for the notoriously defence-adverse Andrea Bargnani.
Then Tyson Chandler got hurt in early November, leaving them with only one serviceable interior defender — 35-year-old Kenyon Martin.
Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire — a pair of the worst interior defenders in the league — are trying to anchor the defence.
It has not gone well, as these three sad GIFs show.
1. Amar’e Stoudemire turns the wrong way:
2. Andrea Bargnani blocks a non-existent shot (via Bleacher Report):
3. Andrea Bargnani protects the rim (via Deadspin):
BONUS: They let Josh Smith stand directly below the basket by himself against the Pistons:
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