Mike Woodson: If You Have Problem With Melo, Say it To His Face, Not Media

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Mike Woodson believes the Knicks are subliminally throwing shots at Carmelo for being a ball hog. Instead of telling Melo to his face, they are dropping hints in the media.

Mike Woodson doesn’t like this.

That was clear before Tuesday’s practice on the UCLA campus when Woodson admonished his team for comments that appeared to blame Monday’s loss to Portland on Carmelo Anthony. In separate post-game interviews, both Shumpert and Stoudemire said the lack of ball movement is what hurt the Knicks.

That is usually basketball code for “Melo won’t pass.” Woodson and Anthony seemed to take it that way, and the head coach wasn’t about to allow finger-pointing to invade his locker room.

According to a source, Woodson actually played MSG Network’s tape of Shumpert’s and Stoudemire’s comments and told his team, “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.”