With Mike Woodson’s inability or unwillingness to find a way to use Bargnani well, his injury helps the team by default.
James Dolan can stay away from New York as long as he wants, but over the next 27 days, preferably sooner than later, the conversation is going to happen.
There really isn’t any point in watching anymore. The small details might change from night to night, but the Knicks always find a way to lose.
If they haven’t already, the Knicks need to find out what Anthony is thinking so they can act accordingly. Any way you cut it, the Knicks do not provide a bright future for Anthony.
Woodson’s future as head coach is on the line, and perhaps even Anthony’s future as a Knick. That’s how important the next 15 days are to the future of this franchise. They better take advantage of it.
The Knicks are slowly turning it around, and looking more like the team that won night after night last season. But there’s one thing they haven’t been able to do. They can’t close games.
This whole episode is simply another perfect example of how chaotic and disorganized the Knicks’ management structure is. Nothing is ever handled the right way.
Will the Knicks finally be able to sustain an increased defensive effort under Woodson, something they haven’t done for more than a year? If that’s the case, then this run might be more sustainable than people think.
It’s amazing what happens when J.R. Smith doesn’t play. It’s nowhere near that simple, of course. But it was a very significant change in direction for the Knicks on Friday night.
New York’s coach has to decide whether it’s more important to win basketball games or give playing time to the players with the biggest contracts. The decision is really that simple.
This group of players has run its course, as has the Carmelo Anthony era. The trade for Melo was a failure. The idea of building around him hasn’t worked. It’s time to accept it, cut losses and move on.
For all of Mike D’Antoni’s faults, it’s hard to say he wouldn’t be doing a better job with these Knicks than Mike Woodson is. It’s been that bad.
I decided it was time for me to play part Santa Claus and part Wizard of Oz and give the Knicks much better gifts than they have ever given their fan base.
The moment that Anthony wants Woodson replaced, he will be gone. Even if the front office decided it was time to change coaches, does anyone really think it wouldn’t consult Anthony’s camp first?
To say the Knicks’ guards have been bad this year would be an understatement. To call them the worst collection of guards in the NBA would be accurate. It’s that horrid.