That means Iman Shumpert, who was 7-for-7 from the field in Wednesday’s win over Boston, will come off the bench once again.
Starting lineups for preseason games aren’t overly significant, but it’s a bit strange that Woodson would opt to start Prigioni over Shumpert. Woodson, after all, has said Shumpert and J.R. Smith will compete for the Knicks’ starting shooting guard position.
Woodson said Wednesday that Shumpert would come off the bench because he missed time in training camp with a sore right shoulder. It appears that that’s still the case.
The coach has said repeatedly that he would like to start a traditional shooting guard in the backcourt -- Shumpert or Smith -- rather than playing with the two point guard lineup that spurred the Knicks to 13 straight wins last season.