On a scale of 1-10.
On a scale of 1-10.
1,95 - I see Novak getting Copeland minutes and it eats me up inside
I like Woodson, but Woody turned into a CHUMP coach this season .... one plan coach!
The Indiana Pacers are clueless of rookie Copeland's inside/outside talents, plus Pacers are clueless of Novak's perimeter talents when given a double-screen to shoot at least 8 shot attempts per game in a series.
Rookie Pablo Prigioni has surprise both Celtics and Pacers with his defensive tenacity, and pass-first decision-making.
Woody having a strong 11-man rotation all season, but running a 7 to 8 man rotation throughout the season, to sometime give 3 and 4 Knicks players 40 minutes in games vs mediocre below .500 teams so two players could fill-up their stats to win awards at the end of the season.
Woody having several bigs sitting on the bench throughout a 82 game season, but never developing a big frontcourt rebounding lineup to put on the court for 6 to 9 minutes straight to GELL vs various NBA teams (we rank 25 in rebounding for regular season, and rank 9 in rebounds in the playoff).
We have a Knicks team that won 54 games in the regular season, but cant complete a fastbreak basket vs NBA teams...
Copeland gettin good minutes is as good as woodson shaving off his facial hair
Copeland should receive 7 minutes in the 2nd quarter ..
Plus Copeland should receive 4 min to end the 3rd qtr., and 4 min to start the 4th qtr. ..
All Copeland minutes should be in a lineup with Stat & Martin.
0.....if scoring over 30 points in a game against Boston in pre season didnt do it......if against the Houston Rockets when we got embarassed and the only bright spot was Copeland scoring over 20 off the bench...if games like that didn't show Woodson that Copeland needs to stay in the rotation, then he never will. Some players will never get burn by certain coaches and this is why coaches come at a premium, true coaches adjust and don't hold grudges or let their ego ruin their team. Woodson has failed.
I would actually like to see JR start, just because it would allow Woodson to tell, early on, if JR should sit for the remainder of the quarter. Copeland can then quickly replace JR, Shumpert or anyone else screwing up. I would also like to see STAT start the game, for the same reason: if he can get us off to a good start, leave him in. If not, sit him and replace him with Kenyon Martin or someone else. To be down early, by a few points, and make changes, is better than waiting until the game is blown to make those changes.