After Iman Shumpert's terrible Monday game and Mike Woodson's continued and focused critiques of Shump, Woodson seemed to snap about the constant questions regarding their relationship:
Woodson said the perception that he doesn't like Iman Shumpert is "bulls$$t!"— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) November 26, 2013
This leads us to a game of "How Do New York Beat Reporters Censor The Word Bullshit?". No two are alike! Iannazzone went with some bizarre dollar-sign stuff, but only omitted two letters, which is EDGY. Berman came out with "bullbleep," which is a new and awkward one. Isola just went with dashes. Anyway.
Mike Woodson says if he didn't like Iman Shumpert why would does Iman start and play 30-plus minutes a night?— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 26, 2013
Well, maybe because your bosses are trying to trade him, but fair enough. Oh, and:
Mike Woodson's interview was cut off after his second "bull----." Iman's was cut off while he answered a question about his future.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 26, 2013
And here's the kind of stuff Shump was saying before they stopped him:
"I'm not old enough to read the newspaper yet," Iman Shumpert said.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) November 26, 2013
Oh, and regarding Woodson maybe having "lost the locker room" or whatever, here's Raymond Felton on the radio:
'No, he hasn't. We still love coach Woodson.' - Ray Felton on if Woodson has lost the #Knicks locker room on ESPN 98.7— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 26, 2013
(Woodson doesn't think so either. He's just lost Felton and Tyson Chandler.)
So there's all that. In more direct things-that-will-happen-in-the-basketball-game news, Felton sounds ready to return tomorrow night versus Chris Paul and the Clippers:
Raymond Felton says on ESPN NY 98.7 there's a "95 percent" chance he plays vs Clips tomorrow— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 26, 2013
I hope he's actually ready. Healthy Ray could help the Knicks, at least on offense. Unhealthy Ray doesn't do them much good against a team that looks like too much for them to handle either way.
I imagine we won't get a final word on Felton until tomorrow. Remember that this'll be another laaaaaate tip. For now, feel free to use this thread for tonight's games and/or pictures of lizards.