Josh Hart wanted it made clear that he’s not a disgruntled player, despite his unhappiness with his role in the New York Knicks offense. Hart even asked reporters to tweet that he’s not disgruntled, after he talked about his role with the Knicks this season.
“I’m a rhythm player. So sometimes if I don’t touch the ball for four or five minutes running up and down the floor, just catch-and-shoot, I might as well be playing with a football,” Hart said. “I feel like I have no feel for [the ball]. There are definitely times I [pass up shots] because I’m not in the rhythm. I don’t like the feel of it.”
Hart went on to sarcastically “agree” with New York coach Tom Thibodeau who said he doesn’t feel Hart’s role has changed.
“Yeah, we’ll go with that,” Hart said when told Thibodeau said Hart’s role isn’t different from last season.
Still, Hart knows it’s on him to adjust to the team and his role, instead of the opposite.
“I might have to change my style of play a little bit,” Hart said. “And be more of a catch-and-shoot kind of guy. It really depends on what the team needs and if that’s what my role and my job is going to be this year, that’s what I have to do. I have to make the most of this situation and make the most of the minutes Thibs gives me.”