First off, it's no surprise, even after being awarded 6th Man Of The Year, he's inconsistent, but is this the worst he's ever been? Why?
Early on I think Woodson was good for him. It's good that he was hard on him, but recognized his incredible talent so he tried to play him more than others would have. Now his project turned into straight up amateurish and foolish. First Copeland, now all the guards on our current team have to take a back seat to the bad play of Felton and Smith. I don't even know if Felton moves the ball more than J.R. At least J.R. seems to go on good stretches where he's looking for his teammates.
I don't even dislike Smith as a player now, I think this might be a product of this poorly coached team, and maybe the poorly run organization. What good is Woodson pushing J.R. to be the best he can be if he can do whatever he wants on the court and have those minutes?
Is Felton this bad either? He's had slumps every season with the Knicks, but he never got this low, he's even looked well above average a good amount of games in his first and second season with the Knicks, and stepped up big time in the first round of the Playoffs last season. He's not a pass first PG, but he was acceptable as our starter.
I seriously can't wrap my mind around this. How can my feelings for some of these players from last season to now have such a dramatic turn-around? How could this mess have been going on this long?