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Woody's big gambit a huge gamble

Knicks' Mike Woodson got the roster he wanted, and now he must make it work

Updated: February 21, 2013, 8:17 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

If the Knicks continue slipping down the Eastern Conference standings because they didn't make a major move at Thursday's trade deadline, the reason will be that Mike Woodson's biggest gambit failed.

Woodson has long had a demonstrated preference for the older but proven NBA veterans. And lately, it's costing the Knicks.

The first telltale glimpse of how strong the trait is surfaced last season. Woodson was still the Knicks' interim coach, yet he barely concealed his preference ...

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