Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/13
It was more of the same at the Garden Saturday night, which means it wasn’t very good viewing. For the fifth straight game, the Knicks were losers on their home court with no signs of things getting better anytime soon. Every time the Knicks take the floor these days, major issues are evident. Their defense is nowhere as consistent as it needs to be, the effort is lukewarm and the offense has been reduced to just one reliable option: Carmelo Anthony. It gets worse. J.R. Smith has been a non-factor, the play at point guard is atrocious, and did we mention how bad Amar’e Stoudemire looks? The Hawks came into the Garden and looked as if they owned the place, soundly beating the Knicks 110-90 before a crowd that is growing frustrated at watching losing basketball. Coach Mike Woodson used the most condemning word that can be used to describe a team. He used the word “soft.” “We didn’t play with a purpose,” he said. If the coach isn’t happy with his players, some fans aren’t happy with the coach. There were chants of “Fire Woodson” throughout the game. Another fan blamed the orange uniforms. “They’re bad luck,” he yelled. If only it were as simple as changing clothes. “Right now, I don’t know who we are,” Woodson said, summing up the state of his team. You’re also starting to see the first cracks within a fragile locker room. Iman Shumpert isn’t happy about being on the trading block. Stoudemire isn’t happy with his restricted minutes. Kenyon Martin wants more playing time, and Smith (seven points on 3-of-18 shooting) shows more emotion on Twitter than he does on the basketball court. In short, the Knicks (3-6) are becoming an embarrassment. They look nothing like a team that was supposed to contend for a high seed in the Eastern Conference. If it weren’t for Anthony, they would be headed for the lottery. It’s as if all the Knicks — except for Anthony, who had 23 points — are trying to work themselves into some kind of rhythm. It’s as if they didn’t get the memo the season started weeks ago.
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