With Mike Woodson now the head coach of the Knicks, the change in style changes the entire equation for Jeremy Lin.
Lin emerged in Mike D'Antoni's system, which played to his strengths of the pick-and-roll and a free-flow offense.
Woodson wants to run his offense through Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
“Woody’s inclination would not be to play him,” said a person who has worked with Woodson.
Lin could lose the starting job to Baron Davis, who has been in the NBA for more than a decade and is a better defender.
Toney Douglas could also get another chance under Woodson, as he has always been a very good defender even while struggling to grasp D'Antoni's system.