I don’t think anyone honestly believes the Knicks will reach the second round of the playoffs under Woodson. Maybe it could happen under someone else, but there’s only one way to find out.
A league source has told The Record’s Steve Popper that New York’s head coach could be relieved of his duties ahead of the February 20 trade deadline.
Ten Knicks average more playing time per game than Amar’e Stoudemire. The 6-foot-10 power forward says that’s unacceptable, considering doctors have not put a limit on his minutes since the season started.
It’s games like the one Monday night against Milwaukee that make Knicks fans wonder why they waste energy investing passion into this team during modest win streaks.
With Mike Woodson’s inability or unwillingness to find a way to use Bargnani well, his injury helps the team by default.
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.
Beno Udrih 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.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points, as the Brooklyn Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory Monday, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.
Deron Williams returned to the Brooklyn Nets in a reserve role and Pablo Prigioni started for the Knicks as both New York teams got point guards back Monday.
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 had a chance Thursday to prove their turnaround was for real. Instead, they got steamrolled 117-89 against the rival Indiana Pacers.
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.
“I stopped being surprised after the Miami game,” Smith said. “I haven’t the slightest clue … If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”
Knicks guard J.R. Smith says there was no indication he’d be benched in Thursday’s 102-92 win over Miami. “That’s the most misleading part of it,” he said.