Pretty chill month for the Knicks, I guess. Mike Woodson got picked as Eastern Conference Coach of the Month earlier this week, and now it seems New York swept the whole month:
Carmelo Anthony (East) and Stephen Curry (West) named Players of the Month for April.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) April 19, 2013
Chris Copeland (East) and Damian Lillard (West) named Rookies of the Month.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) April 19, 2013
Melo's a duh, since he won ECPOW in both weeks. Copeland, though, is a bit of a surprise, mainly because one doesn't think too hard about these things before they're announced. He averaged 15 points per game in April and cracked 30 twice in a row to end the season. Well done, Cope.
Not that it matters, and not that April's two weeks of half-assed games are comparable to the rest of the season, but I wonder the last time a team swept coach, player, and rookie for a month...