Mike Woodson believes Knicks’ season would’ve been different with Andrea Bargnani healthy

Sam Spiegelman

When your days as head coach of the Knicks are numbered, I guess you don’t need a rime or reason with what comments you make.

Such is the case with Mike Woodson, whose Knicks went from No. 2 seed in the East last season to missing the big dance altogether this year. One of the reasons why, he explained, is the absence of Andrea Bargnani.

Right, the missing piece of the puzzle. Hmm.

Prior to getting injured, the Knicks’ offseason acquisition was shooting 44 percent from the floor and 28 percent from beyond the arc, despite chucking up 102 3-point attempts in 42 games. He was averaging 5.3 rebounds and 13.3 points, and was also a defensive liability.

A lot of things did not go the Knicks’ way. Carmelo Anthony had arguably his best season, but did not get support from his surrounding cast. Tyson Chandler battled injuries early on in the season and was in and out of the lineup. J.R. Smith was unable to perform on a consistent basis — and the same goes for the rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert.

Other offseason additions Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih are no longer even with the team, so clearly they did not pan out as anticipated.

For Woodson to blame the Knicks’ decline on Bargnani is just silly. It’s completely false, and a little bit laughable.

Better reasons for the downfall would be the front office’s poor offseason decisions, Woodson’s coaching or players not performing up to par. I guess the latter could include Bargnani, but his play had been on the way down the past few years in Toronto, so the Knicks should have realized it would be a project coaching him back to a high level.

Missing piece? Please




159 comments
lindro88
lindro88

Things would have been different. They'd be 25 games under .500

chudogz1
chudogz1

Now we know who wanted to do the trade for Bargnani.... SMH.... Proves how dumb WoodRow is

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Knowing the end is near, Is Woody just trolling us at this point?

Stephen Hanks
Stephen Hanks

Okay, if for no other reason, Woodson just earned his walking papers. You've got to be kidding me.

C0P0
C0P0

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Just another excuse (in a long line of many) for awful coaching.

darealeric
darealeric

Wow, I guess this is it. It proves beyond a reasonable doubt that lil Biggie IS Mike Woodson.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I'd have to say that STAT moving into the starting lineup was what turned us into playoff contenders. If Bargnani was healthy, maybe that doesn't happen.

No matter what you can't have STAT, Bargnani, and THJ in your rotation, if you want to contend. Three of the worst defenders in the league.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

RIP Sweet Lou Hudson. He was a fine scorer on the wing for the St. Louis and Atlanta Hawks. Passed away today at 69. Clyde should mention some stories about trying to cover him tonight.

buddhabing
buddhabing

Typical Woodson; always has an excuse for everything. Pretty sure that type of mentality trickled down to the team. Always looking for a way out instead of doing the best you can with what you have.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Where the Fakers at!!!!!

lindro88
lindro88

He's been good this year. Who'd have thought the 2 best players Denver would end up with are Mozgov and possibly whoever they grab in the draft.

lobcity1
lobcity1

C0P0.

Def missing more "if's" lol

lobcity1
lobcity1

Sir_manolo

Or felton. He loves talking to himself after he makes a mistake.

Felton looks to the ceiling talks to himself and says dam I wish I did better there and then says my bad my bad. I hate that ish!!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@sir_manolo

"there was no communication on defense other than Shump talking to himself..."

Best comment of the day!

buddhabing
buddhabing

@sir_manolo  I just wonder if they wait till after the finals or just fire him day after the season.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Jerry Gee Great conversation!
 Aint gonna happen. I'm predicting 38-40 pt night for my ace boon coon.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Jerry Gee.

Lol... Its obvious you a hater.

buddhabing
buddhabing

@akamarb  This is just Woodson grasping at straws, pleading his case to whoever will listen that this season was an aberration. It wasn't his fault. It was the injuries. Doesn't he know making excuses is not a very flattering trait in the coaching profession? Does he think Phil Jackson will sympathize with him? Guy doesn't get it.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Biggie  

Yes, here is the contract details for Lin;

Just how long the Knicks plan to keep Lin is unclear. His contract is not guaranteed, so the Knicks can waive him at any time prior to Feb. 10 without having to pay the remainder of his contract. If and when Shumpert returns from his injury, he will likely resume his role as one of the team's three point guards, leaving Lin as the odd man out. 

lobcity1
lobcity1

Biggie.

The best thing to do is to exposed these fakers and ignore them and they Will leave unless they're getting paid to come here and troll.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Biggie @Knicks_Fanatic 

K-Mart has not been healthy for several years. It wasn't a wise move to resign him. He didn't play much for the Clippers due to health reason and the last two years he has been constantly hurt in NY.

Jerry Gee
Jerry Gee

@knicksgirl35 he ain't no booncoon
..he's a cracker wacker

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@akamarb @Biggie 

He sat out after knee surgery. Lin has stated he couldn't jump high enough to touch the rim and wasn't cleared for contact in practice by the doctors. He hadn't played in almost two months and wasn't in any type of game shape.

For a soft player, he takes a lot of hard hits driving to the hoop. I remember Kidd trying to take his head off and Chandler knocking him on his rump. We could use someone who penetrates and dishes.

buddhabing
buddhabing

@Biggie @buddhabing  I've heard him speak English if i'm not mistaken and he was pretty good. Maybe it was a Chinese television interview.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Knicksgirl35

Too many people on here disguising themselves acting like They're Knicks fans.They need to just admit they are trolls and have boring lives.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Jerry..

Dont reply to me you thot.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Jerry Gee @knicksgirl35My cousins from Harlem used to say it all the time.
 It's like sayin "my knegga".

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Jerry Gee It's a slang term for good friend or my man. Get it straight JG!

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Kiyan Carter LOL! Maybe he's Landry, Lin's ex.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Biggie  

The Garden also pursued on an image makeover by leaking a story that it was Anthony who suggested to D’Antoni that Lin get a chance. However, D’Antoni denied that account on Monday, which undoubtedly is not sitting well with Dolan and perhaps also with Anthony. It’s like that old Godfather line: “Don’t ever take sides against the (Cablevision) family.”

For D’Antoni to go off script like that was telling and speaks to a larger issue of mistrust between the coach and Dolan, which probably started with Donnie Walsh being fired. D’Antoni could have easily gone along with the tale about Melo advocating Lin but chose not to.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Biggie There's probably sooo many things that happen behind the scenes. Stuff would probably make all of our hair stand on end.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Kiyan Carter  

If you think that Patrick Beverly is a D Leaguer, you are misjudging his talent. He is one of the better on ball defenders in the NBA.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Knicksgirl35.

Nah..that's a little extreme. But this is not the blog for it. Let's talk Knicks.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

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lobcity1
lobcity1

Knicksgirl35

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knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

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lobcity1
lobcity1

Knicksgirl35

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knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

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lobcity1
lobcity1

Knicksgirl35

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