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    Nyk Logo My All Star Break Complete New York Knicks Report Card.

    Giants89FLY's Official Knicks Allstar Break Report Card

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    Head Coach Mike D'Antoni -

    He's got the boys believing they can win. The 6 game losing streak we are currently in bothers me a little bit. However, with the roster we have, lack of talent, and coming off many seasons where we have just been dreadful. D'Antoni brings in a refreshing quick style of play to a roster of overachieving but potentialy great NBA players. 21-31 at the all star break and a chance at the playoffs is something at this point in the season I would have definitely taken.

    My Grade : B+

    Wilson Chandler

    Chandler has really surprised me this year. He's reliable Averaging 13.7 points per game. He's a quality player that I hope has longevity with the knicks.

    My Grade : Solid B

    Eddy Curry

    Now normally when a player plays in only one game his grade would be incomplete. However, with all of his off court issues - Weight, Family Issues, Gay Taxi Driver relationship and god knows what else. Curry is dead weight that I hope we can find a way to trade. I feel for him with his family issue but Basketball is a business.

    My Grade - F

    Chris Duhon

    I think Duhon is a very solid player...However, For everything good he does I think there are a couple things he does bad. He's an average player but doing well in D'Antoni's system. I cant lean one way or the other on him because of his inconsistentcy. And I believe it was metrocard who said he was a "C" level talent. And I totally agree.

    My Grade - C

    Danilo Gallinari

    Back Issues worried me in the beginning of the year. Glad he's back playing. He needs to get stronger has a tough time driving to the basket, Pretty decent handles for a big man and is an excellent shooter. I think we all can agree that at 18 we may have a future NBA star in the making until then the Jury is still out. But the kid's got potential

    My grade - C-

    Al Harrington

    20 points per game is decent. He reminds of Crawford at times. Not a reliable shooter. Would not want him to take any type of a big shot in a big game situation. Also the Technical against the clippers was absolutely inexcusable. He Needs to get his head out of his ass.

    My Grade - C

    Jerome James

    Hurt out for the year. Never played anyways. Has a huge contract and provides nothing valuable for the team.

    My grade - F

    Jarred Jeffries

    Ah, the weak link of the knicks. Where do I start? Cannot play D to save his life, Horrible shooter. I cringe everytime he shoots the ball. Has a very low basketball IQ. The day he leaves the knicks I will throw a party equivalent to New Year's Eve in times square. To be fair because he is playing this year I wont give him an F.

    My grade - D

    David Lee

    I think everyone will agree David Lee is the best player on the Knicks right now. Averaging a double double this season. Was an all-star snubb, And has been without a doubt our most consistent player. I hope he resigns if we dont trade him. If we do trade him, we better include curry in the deal.

    My Grade - A

    Stephon Marbury

    I like him as a person, but when we get older and look back at Marbury we will be reminded of the dark times that accompanied him throughout his knicks career. It might not be all of his fault. After this year he's gone... See ya later man.

    My Grade - Incomplete

    Quentin Richardson

    Cant lean one way or the other on him. Now he's hurt. Not sure its serious. He's a decent shooter. I dont mind him, Averages 11 points per game in almost 29 minutes per game. Not great. But Not Bad. We could probably see better from him, But it is what it is. MAJORLY INCONSISTENT He's another player I would'nt mind going.

    My Grade - D+

    Anthony Roberson

    Nothing really to write about here. Hasnt played much came off the bench the last two games and hit some threes. Nice to see him get some time. Nothing that great...

    My grade - D-

    Nate Robinson

    Coming off the bench He provides us a great spark! I like the kid, Has a great passion for the game of basketball. Takes Some stupid ass shots and makes dumb decisions in crunch time situations. Has begun to grow on me throughout the course of a season... Great role player and a nice piece for the knicks. If they trade him and can cut salary or get something decent in return I wouldn't mind. Until then good job Nate

    My grade - B+

    Malik Rose

    Not even worth getting into. I'll give him the same grade I gave JJ. Just because he has stayed healthy I'll give him some love. No "F"

    My Grade - D-

    Tim Thomas

    Decent Shooter, Him an Gallinari are similar in style.. PLays 21 Mins a game and averages 9 a game. Decent numbers and I dont think he hurts the team.

    My grade - C

    Overall Team Analysis

    I think this team can improve tremendously. We have made great strides under D'Antoni and will continue to improve. We have a shot to make the post-season So we deff have something to play for the remainder of the season. At the break this year we are close to equaling the number of wins we had last year. that in itself is obviously great improvement. But with a Mediocre player rotation and overachieving players how long can we keep this up? I like what I'm seeing though! And I would love to see them in the post-season... As far as a grade goes :

    Overall Team Grade - C+

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    This is spot on.

    However, I think Duhon is better than a C. He should get a B to B- for going way past expectations and being one of the most important players on the team.

    A season ago, Jameer Nelson might have been labled a C talent. Well now he's an all star and is on a premier team on the east. There isn't too many teams that would trade their starting pg for him and he has a rare contract that pays him what he should be getting paid.

    This will be Duhon next season once the Knicks reach the playoffs.

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    i agree with your evaluation but Duhon sould be a B at the least he came in and played better than anyone could have expected.....

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    Mike D'Antoni: B

    Quentin Richardson: D
    Jared Jeffries: D
    Jerome James: F
    Eddy Curry: F
    Danilo Gallinari: C
    Wilson Chandler: B-
    Stephon Starbury Marbury: A(he's handled the buyout situation great)
    Al Harrington: B+
    Chris Duhon: B-
    David Lee: B+
    Nate Robinson: B
    Anthony Roberson: D
    Tim Thomas: C+
    Jeremon Linbury

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    Default Wow...What Fandom!

    * The Highest payroll and the Worst Defense = FAIL! F.
    * Strange paradox, making the playoffs will hurt us more than help us...go figure.
    Last edited by Red; Feb 12, 2009 at 17:42.

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    I don't think you can rate players without taking into consideration their salary....I guess cost benefit analysis in economics. This is also relates to their tradeability

    D'Antoni - C. He's overacheiving with this squad. He also didn't play Steph too so he had trade value. Taht is my biggest knock on him. He also is in love with Q-Rich....i have no idea why

    Steph - 20 mil F. I side with Steph too. But he is a bad value for the team this year as he is a waste of a roster spot. D'Antoni f'd up,

    Eddy Curry - 9 mil F-------. One of the worst contracts in the league

    Al Harrington - 9mil - C+. He's better than Craw, not by much tho. He's not terrible, and can be moved if we want to get a defensive minded center.

    Cuttino Mobley - 9 mil NA

    Q Rich - 9 mil F. 38% FG% for 9 mil...another one of the worst contract in the league. It's Darius Miles bad. At least he expires next year

    Malik Rose - 7.6 mil A. he expires and he doesn't play

    Jerome James - 6.2mil F.

    Tim Thomas - 6 mil C. For his price, he has decent value. He's a waste of talent for someone that should have unlimited range and has all star ability, but he's not a terrible backup player.

    Jared Jeffries - 6 mil D. For his price, he sucks. You dont' spend 6 mil for a defensive specialist who isn't even that special at it.

    Chris Duhon - 5 .5 mil B+. For his price he's playing well. I thought he was trash in Chicago, and i'm still not too high on him now, but he's playign efficeint basketball (low TO's).

    Danilo Galinari - 2.8 mil C-. He's been hurt but i can already see he'll be a legit 3 threat which is important in this system.

    Nate Rob - 2 mil B+. He's great value for his current contract.

    David Lee - 1.7 mil A. Even better value for his current contract.

    Wilson Chandler - 1.1 mil - B. He's good value for his current contract.

    Anthony Roberson - 790k - F Not an NBA ready player

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    Mike D- B+

    D. Lee- A- :not a good enough defender to get a solid A, plus FT shooting dipped a bit, still the All Star consideration has been a bright spot for us, plus his offensive game seems to get better every month.

    Duhon- B to B-: A lot Better than expected, far from perfect. Assist and minutes are up, but so are TO's.

    Q Rich- C-: When he's hot he's decent, looks almost unstopable in the post which is why he doesnt get a D, still bricking way too many wide open shots and taking shots he shouldnt even be considering.

    Al Harrington C-: This is an extremely generous grade I think considering last night, shot selection, and how out of controll he plays. Has knocked down timely hoops for us and The NBA player of the week keeps him from a D+

    Jared Jefferies: C: This is major considering dude was a solid D- the past two seasons. Offensive game still sucks, but, I like how he has been able to play D on elite PGs at times. Exceeded what I thought we would get from him.

    Nate B: You know what you're going to get with Nate. So you take the good with the bad.

    Wilson C+: Looks too shy at times, but when he has played aggressive really shows his promise. Our only shot blocker also helps. But, I think he weighs too heavily on the J at times this season. Can get us anywhere from 24 to 4 and not like Crawford; Wilson will score just 4 because he isnt getting himself in the game. Still my favorite Knick thus far this season.

    Tim Thomas C: Like Nate you know what you're going to get from him. No more, no less!

    Danillo Gallanari INC: I said it before, his spot minute production is misleading to where he really is. But, if he plays more and doesnt play well, then you can't hold that against him either due to his injury and his lack of games played. Clearly has a nice shot, but, still has much to learn. But no doubt has the ability to be a good player in years to come.

    Malik Rose A+: Class act! Came in last night in the second half and played hard like he has been apart of the rotation all along. Certain players who were intially left out of the rotation can take a page out of his book.

    Jerome James INC: Would be an F even if he did play

    Curry INC: Cant help but feel for his personal setbacks. No one really expected him to be Dwight Howard coming into camp, but, coming to camp out of shape after a sit down meeting with his new coach when his coach pleaded with him to be in the best shape of his life would warrent an Big Red Letter F had he not gone through these issues.

    Anthony Robertson D: A shooter and nothing more.
    "I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"

    -Jeff Van Gundy

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