Mike Woodson is attempting to make the Knicks more consistent, something NBA scouts and observers have noted as a problem with the team.

“Some nights they look like world beaters and other nights they’re just terrible and they look like they can’t beat anybody," said one scout. "Nothing they’ve done this year has been done with any consistency.”

The scout is a friend of Woodson.

“He’s different from D’Antoni," the scout said. “He’ll push for certain things. D’Antoni is not real confrontational. I definitely think Mike will stand up to Carmelo Anthony. Now you’re not going to control anybody if they’re not of a mind to do what you’re asking them to do. But Mike is a good leader. He’ll be resourceful and creative. But he won’t back down.”