Dolan visited locker room to check on team

Knicks’ owner James Dolan visited the Knicks’ locker room on Wednesday and held a private meeting with Carmelo Anthony (Isola).

Dolan is considering firing Mike Woodson, and wanted to talk to Anthony about how the team is reacting to the 19-30 season.

“There may be players that have a problem with Woody and want to blame him but Carmelo isn’t one of them,” said a person close to Anthony, according to the New York Daily News. “If Carmelo has tuned out Woody or doesn’t want him as a coach, why did he score 62 points two weeks ago? Why was he player of the month in January?”

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Chris
Chris

Funniest true statement on this post was by a Denver fan, If Phil was coaching this team they would have 65 wins. That says it all

sankofa
sankofa

I think Tim JR is a really good young player...but I find it disrespectful that he's playing over MWP. Especially when we play a 2 in the 3 spot. A lot of posters on here act like children when it comes to basketball. All they want is a new shiny toy. To who it applies. ...grow up!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Scotto: Woodson Could be Fired by All-Star Break, Sources Say 

Mike Woodson and several assistant coaches on his staff are expecting to get fired by the All-Star break, multiple league sources tell SheridanHoops.com.

Herb Williams is the leading candidate to replace Woodson on an interim basis for the remainder of the season as The Bergen Record first reported.

Sources say the All-Star break would be the ideal time for the Knicks to make a midseason change, if they elect to do so. The move would allow a new assistant coaching staff and Williams to become acclimated with each other while the team is off from Feb. 13-18.

http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2014/02/07/scotto-woodson-could-be-fired-by-all-star-break-sources-say/

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

No game thread is pretty common, sad part is that this blog has been very active and deserves a game thread

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Is Robert Randolph going to put Woody out if his misery

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Firing Woody is a foregone conclusion either soon or at the end of the year, the big question is what does this team look like on Feb. 20. Does Melo owe Dolan the truth on his intentions. If he has doubt Knicks need to be pro-active and trade him. If Melo says he's staying and opting out is just a formality than the Knicks better have a plan to make this team better. As I have said before, standing pat and just doing nothing about this roster to either add or rebuild is the biggest mistake this franchise can make, based on that I truly expect this team to do absolutely nothing because that's what you expect from them, do everything wrong.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

7:25 and no game thread yet. What a losing proposition this blog by committee of uninterested writers is

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Dolan just told Melo he's about to be the 1st Player/GM if he resigns lol

ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK
ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK

So another loss tonight right knick fans.... Or will something happen special because the players know coach woodson is on the firing line????????

rgm891
rgm891

The return of Wilson Chandler tonight. Man I haven't watched him play since he left!!!!!

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

Prediction...Lebron to the knicks next year to join forces with Melo. 

According to Brian Windhorst, Lebron stated that every team has a chance to sign him...cap space or not!!

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

Stan offense plays that small ball jump shooting crap too much.  He played Lewis at PF and so Howard had to grab all the rebounds by himself.  That is why they lost in the finals.  And he played too many offensive first players.


JVG is not going to play dudes hat don't try on defense.  Amare and THjr better get ready to do better on defense next year, if JVG is our coach.  The emphasis has to be defense first, like Indy, Heat, Spurs...then do your best on offense.

lobcity
lobcity

Im hearing Adam Silver went into MSG to tell Dolan he would no longer be needed and to give up MSG. Knicks will be under new ownership.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Firing Woody and replacing him with Herb isn't doing anything to this team, it's what trades this team makes by Feb 20 is what matters. Standing pat a devastating mistake for this franchise

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  where is clyde? maybe he's gonna be the new coach.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

I like him too. He needs to work on D (although he's at least a WILLING) defender, but he has some tools. Doesn't have close to the handle his dad did, but I like the jumper. He's also a really good finisher - usually converts and/or gets fouled on the break.

I was a little worried about this pick. If I recall correctly, he was much lower in the mock drafts and shot up late based on his workouts, which can be risky. He was a nice pickup and offset some (although not close to all) of the underachievement by smith and shump.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

What defensive strategy Chandler is referring to?

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  Deng, more verstile. We have enough bigs, Cole can actually play if you give him minutes. Tyler amarie, and KMart

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee  My wife read just the Caps and thought Wood was gone and went for the Champagne 

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

As a fan, I want him to stay. If I were his friend, I would tell him to move as far from here as possible

Sandro
Sandro

@OLDKNICK

That writer just read my mind to perfection.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rgm891  

Plus Nate, Mozgov, and Anthony Randolph. They must have more ex-Knicks than any other team in the NBA.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

LeBron to Utah. That would bring the house down

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Yeah, Lebron is going to take the mini mle. LOL HAHAHAHAHA HEEEEEEEE LOL

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Kiyan Carter  Lebron and crew getting together was a guaranteed chip. where could melo go to get a guarantee like that? no where right now.

Tikki
Tikki

@lobcity  

Stephen A. on the Michael Kay show earlier today:

"This is the same James Dolan that did not reach out to Phil Jackson to be the head coach of the Knicks - why? 'Well why can't he call me? Why do I have to call him?'  This is what Dolan actually said."

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@lobcity  It aint even april fools day m-o-f-o.

 You need to stop teasing me like that!

buddhabing
buddhabing

@Tikki  Funny thing is i think he's a very good analyst. As a coach? Not as good.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

I think it means 'island,' which is kinda the same thing

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Brostoevsky real short-sighted.  you guys r ridiculous.  You just want something to b*tch about...

lobcity
lobcity

Tikki...Ridiculous.... absolutely Ridiculous.

lobcity
lobcity

OLDKNICK....Lol...Sorry

Tikki
Tikki

@buddhabing @Tikki  

Jeff lacks creativity on the offensive end.  But he will always make sure his team defends - even HOU was top-6 defensively every year of his Rockets coaching tenure.

rico
rico

@Brostoevsky  So it's Isola's fault the knicks will be going to the lottery without a pick? 



Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Yeah I know. Just being sarcastic. Woody has no strategy - only foolish hope

Chris
Chris

@Jerry Gee @Chris  I have no heart according to my players, I read they were looking to move Bosh. Get Bosh he plays 4, Melo goes back to 3. Stat and KMart and Cole guard Hib by committee. West can`t guard Bosh, and Melo is too strong for George.

Brostoevsky
Brostoevsky

Nothing ridiculous about this franchise having the most effed up ownership structure in the league

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@Kiyan Carter  Sarcasm doesnt transulate well on a blog... I guess I should have said  that.

Chris
Chris

@Tikki @buddhabing  He had Pat and Mao, you play inside out. With those 2 ef creative, its pound

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

@Kiyan Carter Yes, he can!!  He will install a better defensive sheme than woodson. 

Chandler doesn't get to play proper defense, when he get switch onto a PG on the perimeter all game long.  Then chandler has to watch his man score over felton and Prig in the post.

JVG doesn't coach defense like that...TRUTH!!

rgm891
rgm891

@refguy22 @SheSaidSpikeWho@Tikki@buddhabing The last thing we need is Stan Va Gundy to get under Melos skin. Looked what happened to Dwight haha.  He was just as stubborn as woodson is now at times. He spoke his mind to the media. That's a no go in Dolan land.