Head coach Mike Woodson knew his New York Knicks squad would face a difficult challenge when it visited the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday.
After keeping the game close through halftime, the Knicks faltered in the end, losing by a score of 112-100. With the loss, New York dropped to 20-31 on the season, and fans continued to express their outrage on Twitter.
Let's take a look at some of those tweets.
If spaceship landed on OKC this afternoon and caught today's game, they'd never figure Melo was #Knicks best player. Durant 37, Melo 14.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 9, 2014
Marc Berman of the New York Post said it best in this tweet. Despite scoring only 14 points Sunday, Carmelo Anthony was still the star player for the Knicks. Considering the potential this team had going into the season, that is quite poor.
Aside from Anthony, who usually scores much more than 14 points per game, the Knicks have struggled to find consistent production from other key positions, and their record is a tell-tale sign of that struggle.
That is exactly what we saw out of Kevin Durant, who has put up MVP-worthy statistics all season long. The 25-year-old Durant dropped 41 points en route to the victory last night.
According to NBA.com, he is averaging an astronomical 31.2 points per game this season. He has been the main contributor to a team that has maximum potential to make a run at a championship.
Although Woodson is a respectable guy, the statement below was said with very high hopes. Then again, you can't blame him for saying that. Stating that he believes he will be fired would likely cause the Knicks to drop him almost on the spot.
When asked if he's been told job is safe, Mike Woodson said unless reporters know something else, he will be the coach of the Knicks— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 10, 2014
Nevertheless, there would be a lot of surprised fans if Woodson returns after this season, which has been nothing short of a disaster for the Knicks. The only thing that would potentially save his job is a huge turnaround and a playoff berth this season.
Even then, that still may not be enough, as the Knicks were expected to excel this season in a very weak Eastern Conference.