- Ian Begley, ESPN Staff Writer
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NEW YORK -- Wednesday’s loss to Sacramento will only increase the speculation on Mike Woodson’s job status.
But Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want to inject himself into the conversation.
When asked on Wednesday if he was worried about Woodson, Carmelo deflected the question.
“I am not thinking about that at this point,” Anthony said.
The Knicks (20-32) have performed well below preseason expectations. They are 12-18 at home and 2 ½ games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Several reports stated that Woodson’s fate is sealed. One report has him being fired by the All Star Break. Another stated he will be gone by the trade deadline.
“That has been an ongoing issue, ongoing story, every day is a new story so he is still here and that is what we are dealing with,” Anthony said.
Last season, Anthony said the Knicks didn’t need to make any trades at the deadline. It was understandable, because New York was 32-18.
So, does Carmelo think the Knicks could benefit from making a trade before the Feb. 20 deadline this season?
“I don’t know. I don’t want to go down that path at this point,” Anthony said. “Whatever they are thinking, they are thinking. If they do something, they do it, it is up to them. It is out of my hands and we keep it like that.”
Woody, Felton looking forward to resting during break: What’s Woodson going to do during the All Star break?
“Not a lot. I’m just going to kind of sit still for three days and get my mind and body ready for after the break,” Woodson said. “That's what I plan on doing. Not going to do a whole lot.”
Raymond Felton, whose inconsistent first half finished with a 3-for-11 shooting night against the Kings, is looking forward to spending time with family.
“Just go home, have a mental relaxation,” said Felton, who had 12 assists in the overtime loss. “Get away from ball, get away from everything. Just get away from everything. Be around some loved ones. Just relax my mind and make a strong push in the second half.”
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