Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Jeremy Lin may be gone, but the non stop chatter about him isn’t. The constant comparison of Jeremy Lin to Raymond Felton along with the question of whether the Knicks are a better team with or without Jeremy Lin appears not be ending anytime soon. The newest rumor to flood out of New York’s camp is coach Mike Woodson did not look at Jeremy Lin as a starter, but rather a backup point guard. This according to Knicks’ insider, Frank Isola: According to a person close to the Knicks’ head coach, Woodson always thought of Lin as more of a backup than a starter. The thinking was that Woodson, who prefers a pure playmaking point guard, felt Lin shot too much. In fact, that was Woodson’s belief as far back in February at the height of “Linsanity,” when the Knicks were winning seven straight games with Lin running the offense and Mike D’Antoni coaching the team. Woodson fielded more questions about Jeremy Lin including his proclamation at the start of free agency that the Knicks would match any offer Jeremy Lin received. “Things change,” Woodson said. “It happens in sports all the time. Hey, we have Raymond (Felton), we have (Jason) Kidd and we have Pablo (Prigioni) at point guard — end of discussion. I don’t know what more you want.” “We went out, we fielded guys like Kidd (7 points, 5 assists and 5 steals Friday night) and Raymond and Pablo, guys we felt can help us and they’ve been great for us,” he continued. “. . . The Jeremy Lin thing is behind us and we’ve moved on in another direction. We wish Jeremy nothing but the best here in Houston — until he plays us.” “We’re happy with the three guys we brought in, without a doubt,” Woodson said. “Absolutely. Very happy. I am.” The post Knicks’ coach Mike Woodson thought of Jeremy Lin as a backup appeared first on New York Sports Kings.

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