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Woodson's hot seat beginning to boil

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07:37 AM ET 12.11 | Life in Cleveland proved to be not a whole lot better than at home for the Knicks, who lost again Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony called the spate of losing "unacceptable" and soon owner James Dolan may decide that too. The hot seat Mike Woodson resides on is starting to boil after another depressing defeat Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena dropped the Knicks to an appalling 5-15. The Knicks used to regularly get routed here when LeBron James commanded the stage. At least then, there was hope James would one day become a Knick. Now everything seems hopeless with no future and it just may cost Woodson his job. Point guard Kyrie Irving and the younger Cavaliers pounded the Knicks and the beleaguered Woodson, 109-94, after the club got buried into another horrifying early hole -- 27-9.

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December 11, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Just fire him already. Can't wait to see the next coach get blamed for Dolans horrible decisions....

December 11, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Lionel Hollins would fit nice, still cant believe hes still out in the market

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December 11, 2013  08:36 AM ET

If I was Woody I would quit but he is also smart because he won't get paid if he does. Just wait for them to fire you Mike Brown style.

December 11, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Slow starts at the beginning of games are hard to come back from......there has to be a reason the Knicks don't decide to start playing til 2nd Q.......

December 11, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Slow starts at the beginning of games are hard to come back from......there has to be a reason the Knicks don't decide to start playing til 2nd Q.......

Something along the lines of

- our players are old and need time to warm up
- pregame routine needs to change
- teams have figured out our game plan
- coach has not put in any innovative players

In any event, something's gotta give! But I still believe we need to wait till Chandler gets back before the coach's fate gets decided.

December 11, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Yeah, the 41 point spanking to the Celtics was very bad. Hard to see Woodson lasting till 2014.

A new coach may give this team a spark but they just seem to be fundamentally bad.

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December 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Yeah, the 41 point spanking to the Celtics was very bad. Hard to see Woodson lasting till 2014. A new coach may give this team a spark but they just seem to be fundamentally bad.

There's one thing to have something and be bad at it and another to have nothing at all. Knicks have nothing at all. If you watch the team you can tell there's no game plan. It's like a bunch of chicken with their head cut off looking for something to eat...

December 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Melo is gone for sure.

December 11, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Have You No Pride, Bros?

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December 11, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Slow starts at the beginning of games are hard to come back from......there has to be a reason the Knicks don't decide to start playing til 2nd Q.......

The Knicks got LUCKY last year to shoot lights out from 3 point range. Teams that live by the 3, die by the 3 and the Knicks are still launching them at an amazing pace. They somehow think they are the Houston Rockets.

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December 11, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Woodson is not the whole problem but they are not good. Still a chance to make the playoffs so probably no reason to get rid of Woodson. 5 of the eight playoffs teams have a losing record and they are far from being out of it. All the bad teams but someone will have to win games lol.

Celtics, Raptors, 76ers don't want to win. Knicks or Nets can play .400-.500~ ball and can make the playoffs. I am expecting one of them to make it

December 11, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Knicks got LUCKY last year to shoot lights out from 3 point range. Teams that live by the 3, die by the 3 and the Knicks are still launching them at an amazing pace. They somehow think they are the Houston Rockets.

LUCKY teams don't win 54 games......smh, those kinds of comments make you look foolish.

anyways, the Knicks lost some of the major 3 point shooters they had last year,,,,,,,,it happens, no?

December 11, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Knicks got LUCKY last year to shoot lights out from 3 point range. Teams that live by the 3, die by the 3 and the Knicks are still launching them at an amazing pace. They somehow think they are the Houston Rockets.

It wasn't luck. It was a series of events that led to a good thing.

1. It was coach first full year so he took the job serious.
2. We started the season with veterans like Rasheed Wallace and Jason Kidd who played flawless basketball while keeping the team together.
3. We had deadly three point shooter like Novak who came in just to shoot threes so teams had to pay attention to him even when he didn't have the ball. This opened up the lane for drives.
4. It was JR Smith's contract year so he played to the best of his ability. Even with that he was getting drunk during the playoffs.

Fast forward to this year.
Coach has his contract
JR Smith got his big pay day... heck he's now smoking more than ever.
Talk of comfort.
There's no specialists like Novack or Rastaman Copeland.
No vets to keep the locker room sane.
As Melo he was scoring champ last year and he's entering free agency. Dare him to play hard.

As for Bargani I don't know where to begin or who in the front office thought he's any good. I'd trade him for Gallo right now.

So what you leaves the Knicks is a bunch of athletes and coached with pot bellies skidding on Dolan's money.

December 11, 2013  11:59 AM ET

5-15, still have a reasonable shot to make the playoffs in the pathetic East. That being said, things do need to turn around within the next ten games, otherwise it'll start to get too late for even .500 ball.

 
December 11, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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5-15, still have a reasonable shot to make the playoffs in the pathetic East. That being said, things do need to turn around within the next ten games, otherwise it'll start to get too late for even .500 ball.

Pathetic Eastern Conference is right...with the Atlantic division leading the way. How does every team in an entire division all have losing records?? My goodness.

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