Mike Woodson Considering Starting J.R. Smith At Small Forward
The New York Knicks are struggling, and Mike Woodson looks lost trying to save his job. Those two scenarios alone equal changes in the lineup.
ESPN New York is reporting that Woodson is considering adding J.R. Smith and Metta World Peace to the starting lineup.
“Right now I’m searching to try to get a unit that starts the game on a good note,” the coach said.
“We’ve just got to get a solid game plan together where I know what I can expect from my players when they step out on that floor,” Woodson said.
The Knicks have gone with a two point guard’s in the backcourt to start the season, but Woodson has been clamoring to use a bigger lineup.
“I’m trying to get a good rotation down and I’ve had some struggles with that. I haven’t found the rotations that I want yet,” Woodson said. “So I’m going to keep working my butt off to get us where we need to be, and then guys gotta step up and play.”
The fact that Woodson would even consider J.R. Smith at the small forward spots lets you know everything you need to know about where this Knicks roster is in terms of talent.