Yeah, Knight even made a point of saying that Manny usually protects his players. It seems even Manny has a breaking point.
I think Manny sees all the young talent and what they could be capable of, and is growing weary of having dead weight dragging the team down.
either that, or Manny has been toeing the line all season, and the line is moving.
things are changing within the organization. slowly but surely. the W/L column is always the last thing to change though.