NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — How bad has it gotten at Madison Square Garden?
Veteran guard Beno Udrih is ready to jump ship, according to the New York Daily News.
Udrih is averaging 5.7 points and 3.6 assists on the season. The Knicks are willing to “accommodate” his request to be traded, the Daily News reported.
He isn’t the only player who appears to be beyond the point of frustrated. Several Knicks voiced their displeasure after Monday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets sent the listless Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory, dropping them to 15-26.
“Today we didn’t even fight,” forward Carmelo Anthony said. “I felt like we didn’t fight as a team. Them guys, from the jump ball, just came in and it felt like they owned us.”
Anthony had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who were hardly ever in this one. They lost on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the fourth straight time, the last two both at home to the Nets.
“It’s tough. It’s a tough situation,” Anthony said. “Like I’ve said, I never dealt with something like this before.”
Center Tyson Chandler said the Nets “out-schemed” the Knicks and seemed to take a dig at coach Mike Woodson’s system.
“I don’t want to switch. I personally don’t like it,” he said. “You come with a defensive plan and then every guy kind of mans up and takes his responsibility. I think switching should always be your last resort. That’s me, personally.”
The Knicks appeared to be turning it around earlier this month, winning five in a row before their current skid. But they simply lack the talent to overcome the injuries they are facing now to Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin, both out with sprained left ankles.
“It’s multiple things that have gone wrong,” Chandler said. “We’ve got to find better continuity on both ends of the floor, offensive and defensively.”
They did get back guard Pablo Prigioni after he missed 16 straight games with a broken big toe on his right foot. He started with Raymond Felton in a two point guard lineup that was successful last season, but Felton shot 2 for 11 for nine points in his second straight dreadful performance.
“I’m definitely my worst critic,” Felton said. “I’m playing like some crap.”
Prigioni missed all three shots and finished with two points and five assists.
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