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Mike Woodson discussed the free agency loss of Chris Copeland and why the #Knicks couldn't re-sign him. More:
Copeland, a restricted free agent, agreed to sign a two-year, $6.12 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. Though he didn't play a major role in Woodson's rotation, the Knicks did intend to bring the 29-year-old rookie back. But they were limited to using their Taxpayer's Mid-Level Exception and also wanted to re-sign Pablo Prigioni.
"We just couldn't -- we thought Pablo was the guy that we wanted and we used the money to go get Pablo," Woodson said. "There was money still left to get Copeland, but he got a better deal. So we've got to live with that."
Prigioni agreed to a portion of the TMLE, but Copeland wound up getting almost double what the Knicks could have offered with the remainder of the TMLE.
It shows the Knicks clearly prioritized Prigioni ahead of Copeland.
Do you think this was the right decision or should the Knicks have given more to Copeland and risk losing Prigioni?