It feels like our semi-regular reports from Knicks practice have already devolved into just "which of the Amar'e Stoudemire/Kenyon Martin pair is playing?" and "who's Mike Woodson going to start without really providing a reason this time?". Well...here's that from the practice before Wednesday's game in Atlanta!
Woodson says Stoudemire will sit out tomorrow night. Martin will play against the Hawks.— Jonah Ballow (@jonahballow) November 12, 2013
Note that Martin has yet to miss a game this season. Amar'e will be 4/7 if he really sits out Wednesday. Meanwhile, the starting lineup may change again:
Woodson says he's mulling a starting lineup change. Says Metta World Peace and JR Smith are two guys who are under consideration. #Knicks— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 12, 2013
I dunno, it just seems like he's flailing at this point. Doesn't sound like he'd deny that, either. We typically downplay the importance of the starting lineup, but given the way the Knicks have been opening games (even that win over the Bobcats started poorly), it's feeling more and more like Woodson has to get that opening unit right if he wants to fix anything.