If a coach can't see nor understand the mental aspect of the game, he's not a good coach period.
What message is Woodson sending by minimizing STAT'S role?
And that message is exacerbated by other related decisions with minutes, playing time, and roles.
Is STAT a leader? Yes or No. This can't be about injury because there are other (worse) examples of coach's decisions regarding injuries.
This can't be about talent or contribution because there are other (worse) examples of that.
So what is it? Something personal?
It's so frustrating when an NBA coach can't get the simple sh*t correct. I can understand the difficult decisions that may take creativity, planning, and strategy but the simple sh*t is just that. Play your best.
Stop... I repeat STOP taking and enabling the team to shoot so many 3's!
Know your players roles. Stat TC Melo = Leaders. Act accordingly.
In effect Coach Woodson I making Kidd/Novak/And White more important than AMARE.
...AND SURROUNDING Melo with 3 point guards in Felt, Kidd, Shump or JR...
Is just ridiculous.
Sure JR can create his shot but so too can STAT and the odds are greater that something positive happens (fouls).
Yo, haven't we had this same conversation before? Smh.....