What’s English for, “it was a stupid decision, but talk about convenient scapegoats?” If you think the Knicks pulling it out in the 2nd OT against Milwaukee mitigates the damage, Ball Don’t Lie’s Dan Devine argues, “the big deal is that after Bargnani committed one of the most amazingly ridiculous plays you’re ever going to see in an NBA game — a game that saw J.R. Smith go 5 for 17 from 3-point land alone — Knicks head coach Mike Woodson kept Bargnani on the floor to start the second overtime.”

The big deal is that a Knicks team without four rotation players and that is bad even WITH those guys doesn’t need to make it easier for other teams to beat them, and yet here they were doing it, courtesy of a guy for whom they traded a 2016 first-round pick and two second-round picks. Bargnani, Smith, Anthony, Woodson, the utterly lost Iman Shumpert … the Knicks are basically playing basketball like they are kidding at this point.