What the hell is Woodson doing with Prigioni?
His minutes have gone way down and I don't know if he even started game 1 of this series. I think he came off the bench in the second half, near the end of the 3rd quarter I think. He also should have been put in in the last few minutes of Game 6 against the Celtics, not under a minute or whatever it was.
This is bull****. No matter HOW bad Melo and Smith are playing, no matter how good the rookies (is that why?) Prigioni and Copeland play, he gives them less minutes. It's one thing to let the best scorers on the team to get a rhythm back, it's another to do that while burying other players who can contribute winning on the bench for so long.
If only Kidd had the physical ability to be the primary play maker still.
We are in the 2nd round of the Playoffs .. where Team-Strategy is a must
Pablo / Kidd / Shump should be coming off the bench as a 3-guard lineup to end the 1st qtr., and start the 2nd qtr..
Pablo is very important in this series, Melo & JR yellin for Pablo to throw them the ball on every offensive possession is not needed in this series .. if that keeps up like in Sundays game we will be looking at a 1-4 series (like Miami last year).
JR.Smith should be in the Starting-Lineup .. Felton / JR / Melo / Martin / Tyson (Starters/Closers)
We will need a 9-Man Rotation to beat the the Pacers Bigman rebounding rotation of 8 players.
Camby / Copeland / and Novak's perimeter shooting must get playingtime within this series for strategic moves.
Truth be said: I would rather have Amare and (NO-Melo) in this series vs Indiana Pacers .. that would make this series a sure WIN for the Knicks .. Amare has great playoff experience vs bigmen teams.