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Amare says he realizes that Woodson is under fire, but that he's learned more defensively under Woodson than any coach he's had.
Woodson declined comment yesterday on whether he'd be involved in exit meetings. Now sounds as if he wasn't involved today.
Amare suggests that Woodson wasnt involved in exit interviews today -- just spoke w Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills.
Carmelo Anthony sounded absolutely tormented about not being in the playoffs. Said he's been losing sleep.
For you hat-ologists, this was Carmelo the day after last season while getting the John Gotti treatment from a friend http://t.co/XCng6IYTmh
Goth Melo: The messed up thing is we dug ourselves a huge grave coming into the season, losing games that come back to haunt us right now.
Melo is brilliant at covering every side: I want to come back. But I also want to win.
Carmelo's red hat also said "NY" right across the front of it, for what it's worth.
This could be Carmelo's last press conference as a Knick. (I'm making it dramatic since we all know he'll be back). http://t.co/Cn6x9YKysi
Carmelo was wearing a red baseball cap as he spoke with reporters.....Bulls red if you will.
Melo said if the plan is to build for 2015 he can't be a part of another losing season.
Carmelo was getting choked up as he talked about not making the playoffs and about what Mike Woodson means to him. Very emotional.
Melo said he would support Woodson coming back to Knicks. Of course, that doesn't mean he would be playing for him.
Melo said he's financially stable - "At this point in my career it’s about winning. Nothing else even matters."
Melo said he played some of the best ball of his career under Woodson, and spoke highly of him.
If you're reading anything into Carmelo wearing a red hat, you are dumb.
Carmelo, half-jokingly asked why he was wearing a red hat: "Red is my favorite color."
if the Knicks asked Melo if he wants Woodson to return, he said, "I'd back him."
Carmelo called Woodson "almost a father figure." Said he's had some of his best playing yrs under him.
Carmelo says if it came down to the Knicks asking him whether they should keep Woodson, he'd back Woodson as a coach.
Carmelo: "At this point in my career I'm not concerned about the money." Knicks can offer more than any other team: five years, $129 million
Melo said not being in the playoffs is "embarrassing" to him.
Carmelo suggests that he's considered waiting until next year to opt out. But thinks its better to be a free agent now instead of waiting
Melo, on his value as he turns 30: "For me, I feel like Im just starting to play my best basketball." Reminds us that he's only 29 years old
Melo says he can't "afford another losing season."
Carmelo said he began rehabbing his injured shooting shoulder yesterday
Melo says he doesn't know if he can endure 4 another yr. Says other situations may look better, but grass isn't always greener on other side
Carmelo: "I don't know if I can afford another season of losing."
Melo on his future: "I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win."
Carmelo: "I want to come back...I also want to win."
Carmelo: Phil Jackson's "knowledge and wisdom is something I could sit down and listen to all day long."
Carmelo is the first Knick to speak with media following the exit interviews.
Top 15 jersey sales for season: LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry, Melo, Wade, Paul, Kyrie, Harden, Griffin, Russ, Rondo, Duncan and George.
What's up from 35,000 feet! Heading to the Portsmouth Invitational in Virginia ...
Livingston: "When I finally take a step back, it will come full circle (about) that time in my life. .. I'm still trying to write my story."
Kidd should've been really clear about his intentions last night and shown up wearing a tie. But, Nets got their less intimidating path.
NYK offense turned around after the Bargnani injury. Ranked 19th in NBA thru 1/23 before he got hurt; ranked 3rd in NBA after he got hurt.
Knicks finish ranked 24th in defense. Marks an NBA-high 8th time in the last 10 years they've fielded one of the league's worst 10 defenses.
The big difference from 3 was the frequency. Knicks, particularly with Bargnani's midrange game, took far fewer 3-pt attempts this season.
Knicks finished the year at 37.2% from 3-pt range as a team, 7th-best in NBA. Not that far off from last season, when they shot 37.6%.
Bargnani missed the final 40 gms of the year. Hes now missed 122 gms in past 3 yrs -- 33 gms more than Stoudemire's missed in the same span.
Knicks obviously made a push late in the season. But the Felton, Smith, Melo, Amare & Chandler lineup finished as a net negative this year.
Pablo Prigioni finished 2nd in the NBA in 3PT% to Kyle Korver. Went from 39.6% last year to 46.4% this season.
NYK's smallball lineup -- Felton, Prigioni, Shumpert, Melo & Chandler -- ranked as NBAs 13th-best among groups that played at least 100 mins
NYKs best 5-man lineup, by net rating (100-mins minimum): Felton, Prigioni, Shumpert, Anthony & Chandler. Won by avg of 13.1 pts/100 plays.
It's a shame nobody in NY will get to know what Mike Woodson is all about, either because they didn't try, or cause he keeps life on low-low
To close out the Knicks' season, I'm going to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the West Side Highway for an hour because of course.
Of players who saw at least 15 gms, Aldrich finished 2nd in NBA in total rebounding percentage, at 22.5%. Drummond led NBA, w/ 22.6%
End-of-season stat observations: Of guys that played in 15 gms or more this season, Cole Aldrich led NBA in defensive rebounding percentage.
That's a wrap! Thanks everyone for the great tweets and for always being there with us.
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Asked JR about how he thought he might fit in a triangle offense. Mentioned that he played in it in Byron Scott's offense in NOLA
Aldrich says he's really grown to like NY as a city over the few months he's been with the team. Will be a UFA
Looks like no POSTGAME meeting for Woodson. Phil is in the car already as Woodson heads into press conference.
Woodson, on Aldrich: "He's earned the right to be on somebody's ball club, I think." Aldrich is unrestricted free agent this summer.
That's right, on a day it snowed in NYC the Knicks are trying to make it seem like their season ended in late June. Classic.
Knicks just told the fans to enjoy the summer. Nice try fellas. It's still mid-April. Summer is a ways away.
Knick players are autographing t-shirts on the court, then throwing them into the crowd.
The Knicks closed their season by winning 16 of 21 games.
Lowkey, if Toronto had still been playing for a specific seed, I would've accused them of tanking on that last play. What was that?
We're getting our 3rd instant replay review in the last 2 minutes of a meaningless game. Bad Knicks seasons never, ever end.
Knicks are going to end up with 37 wins -- exact same number as what ESPN's projection system had them at before start of the season.