NetLinks: Mike Woodson Implies Joe Johnson Is More Clutch Than Carmelo Anthony

Mike Woodson
How long does this impeccably chiseled goatee have in New York City? (AP)
Mike Woodson
How long does this impeccably chiseled goatee have in New York City? (AP)

Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Here’s some Nets news & notes from around the ‘net:

  • First and foremost: Buy shirts. Support us. Look cool.
  • In case 27 points on 10-12 shooting Wednesday night didn’t say it, Paul Pierce says it himself: he’s adjusted to coming off the bench. The one problem: now that he’s actually adjusted, Kidd could bring him back into the starting lineup.
  • ***BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN*** Kevin Garnett once screamed at an opponent. This time, it’s Nick Young talking about it in his rookie season.
  • Knicks coach Mike Woodson, throwing shade on his own player Carmelo Anthony by insinuating that Nets guard Joe Johnson’s a better clutch player after Anthony threw up a wild shot as time expired in a 102-101 loss to the Washington Wizards:

    I’m going to be honest, I’ve let games go like that. In Atlanta, I let a couple of games where I didn’t call a timeout because they weren’t set. We threw it in and Joe Johnson was able to dribble down and hit a winning shot. Was I thinking that at the time? Well, when Beno [Udrih] stepped out and Melo begged for it and he threw it to him, I didn’t stop the play. I let it go on. I should’ve called a timeout, taking it out of their hands and advance the basketball [to halfcourt], but I didn’t.

    Woodson’s days aren’t just numbered; they’re etched into the hardwood at Madison Square Garden.

  • While the Knicks devolve into a bigger and more hilarious mess with each passing day, Nets players are busy praising head coach Jason Kidd. (Unfortunately, they’re not as busy defending the perimeter.)
  • Want to see college basketball at Barclays Center over the winter holiday? Here you go.