Mike Woodson won’t point the finger at point-guard play for the Knicks’ struggles.
Raymond Felton shot 1-for-7, had three points and seven assists during Monday’s terrible 101-98 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Pablo Prigioni also only had three points. Both Knicks point guards did not commit any turnovers. But defensively, Felton gave up a backdoor layup to Brandon Knight and Knight’s game-winning 3-pointer came over Felton, all in the final 27 seconds. Knight finished with 25 points.
“I’m not pointing the fingers at anybody,” Woodson said. “If I’m going to point it at anybody, I’ll always point it at myself first as the coach, because I feel like I can take any team, any five guys and win with. That’s just how I feel as a coach.”
Woodson said there’s more to blame than just the Knicks’ point guards, who have come under fire from critics and fans.
The Knicks have been receiving mediocre play from the point guard position all season and could ultimately be the team's downfall the rest of the way. Unless Felton and the other ball handlers improve, the Knicks don't stand a chance with the playoffs only two months away. In terms of fantasy, outside of Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler, the Knicks don't offer much value moving forward.ANALYST: Matthew Beck