Well professors its that time of the year again lets see if any players grades went up from the All Star Break
Zach Randolph: C Zach was pretty much a bust for the Knicks even though he did put up decent numbers. I wanted to give him a C+ because his rebounding numbers, but take in account that his previous team did better without him, and his current team could not mesh in large part because of him, I think a C was a really good grade for him.
David Lee: B- My favorite current Knick was a bit of a let down this season. Ok Zach's addition didnt help, but something was different this season. I say trade him while his stock is still high (but that is for another thread). But D Lee still was a team player this season, and one of the positive players this year.
Q: D Another favorite Knick, but for the second time in 3 years Q had shooting whoas. The grit and fight was there, but we need his J. But maybe it is every other season he needs to go through bad shooting.
Steph: Inc. Injuries, and passing Father make it hard to really give a grade
Jamal Crawford: C Numbers were up, and so were shots, showed no new element to his game this year. Assist were up because he played a lot of PG. D still non existent. Hard to really knock Jamal because he is one of the good guys in the league ( I saw him giving autographs after a blowout loss), but until Jamal learns to stop with the streetball moves in games, and learns to defend he is just another talented scorer in the leage ie. Isiah Rider
Nate Robinson: B Honestly Nate to me had a pretty good season. He was a bit more under control this season. Played hard every night, cant say that for every Knick. Took over games when it was needed, instead of everytime he was in.
Fred Jones: C Played pretty good D, did what was asked of him. I think he would be a good fit to a championship contender, but not a good player for our team.
Jared Jefferies: D+ A little bit better than last year. Looked at times better on the offensive end. Still not the Stopper he signed to be. Even with offensive improvements, still flat out sucks on offense.
Eddy Curry: D Nearly let him off the hook with a Inc. but I think he played enough to grade. After being branded the franchise player, and talking in the off season about knowing how he needed to come into this season in shape and with a better sense of Defense, Curry came in about 10lbs lighter (which is still like 20lb over weight) and he amazingly looked worst on Defense this season. Way too fragile for NY. Did he even hit 30 once this season? Even better did he even grab 10 boards this season?
Malik Rose on the court: F Non Existent!
Malik Rose off the court: A cant say enough for a guy who has won in this league and stands by quietly during this season
Renaldo Balkman: C-/D+ not sure if his regression was from lack of PT or did he really have nothing more to offer this season? I guess we'll have to wait and see next year. But Renaldo had games like the Denver home game where he won the game for us, but far too many games where he made no difference at all.
Mardy Collins: F I thought he would be the next Derek Harper for us. From the start of this season he just looked lost. He couldnt earn minutes with the only other PG down for the season!
Randolph Morris: F Not ready for the league yet
Jerome James: WOW I really forgot all about him this season! He really just blended into the bench. Is there really a need to grade him anymore? Needs to be bought out