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If you're a Knicks fan, then you've probably heard this stat before, but Mike Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 record as a head coach. Before he stepped in, the Knicks were 18-24.
So lets do some math here: 18-24 is a winning percentage of .429, while 18-6 is a winning percentage of .750.
Now .750-.429 is .321. That means that the Knicks had a winning percentage 30 percent better than they did under Dantoni.
That's a lot.
You can make excuses that they were winning because Lin and Amare were out, and he just let Carmelo take over.
Or you can accept reality and realize that Woodson is pretty darn good.
The Knicks just removed the interim tag in front of his name for a reason, and i couldn't be happier with that decision.
Before fans start yelling to trade Amare or Melo, they need to give Woodson a shot at making it work. The Knicks spent way too much money on these two to completely throw them away because they didn't work under the ever-so-famous "Dantoni System."
Let him do his job, and if it actually does not appear to be working out by February, that's when you can start talking trade.
But for now let's look at what we've got:
Starters: Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler
Bench: Iman Shumpert, Scoop Jardine or Tu Holloway, Lamar Odom, Steve Novak, Jared Jefferies, Josh Harrelson
This team definitely has a shot at being a real contender. Now it's up to the front office to make it happen.
What do you think?