The Knicks lost to the Bulls last night 82-81, but Woodson does not seem overly concerned as he tries to figure out his rotations. In the above video he hopes that Martin and Bargnani have patience with him as he tries to figure out how to best get them into the game for the benefit of the team.
At the end of the interview, Woodson slightly shows his annoyance at one reporter who questioned the quality of Melo's game ending three point attempt. If the shot, which danced on the rim, had gone in, Melo would be the hero instead of Rose who scored on a crazy runner over Chandler.
Overall, it was a good game, one the Knicks could have won (We can discuss why later). Woodson just needs to know what he has and it seems that really won't happen until J.R. Smith returns. These Knicks have some nice pieces; they just need to work and work consistently together.
Steady stands with DolanIT: this team has enough to win, and win now. There is sufficient depth in case of inevitable injuries. Copeland and Novak are upgraded with Meta and Junior. Prigioni can provide the Jkidd-like wisdom and craftiness. The defense getting set up first is more important then the offense because D makes or leads to easy O. Let's see how this teams look come what, May!!!
Steady as IT goes.
Glad you said it, not me.Melo got a couple of looks the last 3 trips down.Woody is a Bobby Knight, Larry Brown guy so he can diagram a play.But you have to receptive to that.It might also have been helpful to have a JKidd out here to run it and a Novak or Copland as options or respected decoys.We had D'Barge shakin' in his shoes over on the bench.Melo has become the Tom Cruise of Bball.Got to be the hero in a fantasy adventure, big bucks but comes up short.
IT was 'a good shot" but IT wasn't "the best shot". Sure the NBA is a superstar league but as long as Woodrow and Melo stay in this mode of thinking, the TEAM will never advance. Melo can make all the shots and from all angles. Still doesn't mean he should be a crutch or relegate each trip down to ISO-Melo call or bad pass down low as a bailout when guarded tight. Melo must wake up to this for the team to advance because the coach has Melomania.
Steady as it goes.
The Knicks played hard, but their coach let them down with poor play calling and especially on the last shot by Melo. You have to do a better job of getting the defender off of Melo so he can get a clean look. A curl play or double screen, SOMETHING to help make for a higher % shot. Woody is not a good offensive coach and that wasn't a good look for Melo.
@Steady I like the depth on this team. Yeah, he last shot could have been better, but the heroes miss more last second shots than they hit. Ask Mike. It takes a special heart to be willing to take that shot with the belief that he will hit it most of the time. If he had hit it -- and he almost did -- he would have earned his keep for the night.
@Steady My man. It's good to e-see you. I suspect Woodrow will get better. I hope. I remember when he was a one note iso johnny with the Hawks. He seemed to have two or three shake and bakers with the Hawks and each one had their own solos with a little orchestration thrown in every few minutes or so. (Note: Joe Johnson is going to be a main reason the Knicks will be better than the Nets this year)./
@Jetsluva Welcome to the Home Front. Good point. Melo and Woody need to collaborate on better player movement for a more open shot, but that shot was very hittable for Melo.