The 8th player would usually play less than 8 minutes a game.
Dantoni is a horrible coach. Knicks sucked with him the past 2 years.
2010-11 went something like this:
-3-8 start to the season
-13-1 That big run with Amare going MVP level, Felton allstar level, and WIlson Chandler as a "gotta sign that guy" level
-12-18 before the Melo trade
-14-14 with Melo, Amare, and Billups
Then in 2011-12, he was:
-18-24 as a head coach
-18-6 was what Woodson did with the same batch of players. Hell, Woodson didn't even have Lin for most of that (aside for like 6 games or so) and didn't have amare (only for like 8 or so of those games).
Then in 2012-2013 Woodson has the Knicks at 21-9 or something.
Sorry, Dantoni's a horrible coach. INCONSISTENT.