2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 21

I got to the power rankings a day late this week so this will be for 5 games, with two wins including an overtime win against the Spurs.  While watching the Knicks win last night was fun, it makes the back to back against the 76ers and the Twolves two very important games in the tank race.
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Shved, Alexey Shved has been getting to the line more than any other Knick, he’s been rebounding, passing, he even hit a bunch of 3’s.  This has been the easiest pick for #1 in months. 2
2 Galloway, Langston A PG who plays defense?!?! Yes please.  He may be coming out of his shooting slump as well, which is nice. 5
3 Bargnani, Andrea Is there a rule that only 1-2 players at a time can shoot well for the Knicks?  As soon as Galloway hits some shots, Bargs starts missing. 1
4 Amundson, Lou Lou might have been lower on the list had I done the rankings before last nights game, but I can’t argue with 17 rebounds. 4
5 Aldrich, Cole He doesn’t do much else but man can Cole rebound. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 20

Four games and four losses this week, with 3 of them being disgusting blowouts. It all makes sense when you take a look at the Knicks top 5 players this week. These last 20 games are going to really drag, especially if you’re looking forward to arguably the most interesting western conference playoffs we’ve ever seen.
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Bargnani, Andrea Bargnani looked great in the two games against the Pacers. Like really good. And he didn’t look good in the Kings and Nuggets game. Reason 415 why I don’t want the Knicks to sign Hibbert, who was held to 3 points and 0-6 shooting. Against Bargs. 1
2 Shved, Alexey I am quickly becoming a Shvedhead. He’s by far the best on this team at drawing fouls, and he can rebound and pass. He even found his shot against the Nuggets. 5
3 Larkin, Shane Larkin had an OK week. He led the team in assists in two of the four games and didn’t turn the ball over too much. 8
4 Amundson, Lou Lou missed a game with back spasms and then played 14 minutes off the bench and managed to get more rebounds than our starting PF that game (Smith 1 board in 21 minutes). 2
5 Galloway, Langston Galloway had 2 decent games but he also managed to get a +/- of -40 against the Kings. How is that even possible? Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 19

Well that was unexpected. Just as I was googling “most losses in a row NBA” the Knicks get their first multiple game (2) winning streak of 2015. I give up trying to figure this team out.
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Bargnani, Andrea I never thought in a million years this would happen. The Knicks win a few games and Bargs has been their best player. What in the world is happening? 3
2 Amundson, Lou Dunking, blocking, rebounding, Lou was Mr. Intangibles this week. 6
3 Hardaway Jr., Tim A good shooting week from THJ! It’s been so long since we had a shooting guard that shot well. Please be a turning point and not a fluke. 9
4 Galloway, Langston Galloway is not afraid to take a big shot. He has to be the Knicks feel good story of the year. 1
5 Shved, Alexey Shved can attack the rim, rebound and pass. If he learned to shoot he’d be an absolute keeper. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 18

Melo shut it down. He wasn’t resting for the all star game. It was a huge cooincidence that he took off the game before and got surgery two days after. Pablo Prigioni was traded and Alexey Shved joins the team. I don’t think we should be asking ‘will the Knicks win another game this season’. We should be asking ‘will the Knicks cover the spread in any game for the rest of the season’.
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Galloway, Langston Langston ended his one game good shooting streak against the Cavs but got some rebounds and assists to kinda sorta make up for it. Good enough for the #1 spot. 5
2 Calderon, Jose Seriously, no one on the team can string together two good games in a row. Jose looked good against Miami…on offense at least. Playing well on one end of the court for 1 game in a row is good enough for the #2 spot. 2
3 Bargnani, Andrea Yup, the 3 best players this week were a d-leaguer, a guy who is 33 but plays like he’s 38, and Bargnani. That dunk alone would have gotten Bargs into the top 3. 13
4 Wear, Travis As predicted, Wear benefits from Melo shutting it down and made the most of it. A pretty solid week from Wear. 14
5 Acy, Quincy Is that what I think it is? Yes! A Quincy Acy sighting. There were a whole bunch of random, not very good players that were unchained from the bench after the departure of Amare and Melo. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 17

Only one game last week because of the all star break. The big news is it was Amares last game as a Knick. He went 0-3 with 5 points, 4 rebounds, 4 fouls, and 3 turnovers. A sad ending for a guy who started out as an MVP candidate just 5 years ago.
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Smith, Jason Can’t ignore 25 and 7 on 10-16 shooting. Add in the zero assists and it was a very Melo-esque game. 3
2 Calderon, Jose This may be the last week for Calderon in these rankings. Rumor has it the Knicks are trying to move him. 1
3 Prigioni, Pablo The Knicks are reportedly also considering moving Pablo. It’ll be a sad day in NY if the Knicks move one of their very few likeable players. 13
4 Amundson, Lou This team is so bad a guy who had zero points makes it into the top 5. 4
5 Galloway, Langston OK, Galloway is going to have to stop shooting like crap or I’m jumping off the bandwagon. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 16

If you’re rooting for the Knicks to lose as many games as possible this was a good week as the Knicks went 0-4. They even had a close call at a win against the Nets. We also had the return of Bargs. What a week.
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Calderon, Jose Jose is looking like an NBA player again. Good timing, the Knicks only have 2 weeks to make a deal. Raise that trade value! 2
2 Galloway, Langston I’m not ready to say Galloway can’t shoot, but it’s looking a lot like he can’t shoot. But man can he rebound and his defense looks better than any other PG the Knicks have had in the past 5-10 years. Not that the bar was set very high. 5
3 Smith, Jason Smith got a double double this week. I just realized it’s been a while since we’ve seen that from a Knick. I’m not going to do the research but I’m going to say with 80% confidence that the Knicks have the least amount of double doubles in the league this year. 4
4 Amundson, Lou Lou’s hustle and energy make him a fun player to watch. Since we’re a terrible mess of a team we have to focus on the few bright spots and Lou is one of them. 3
5 Larkin, Shane Only on this team can a guy have a not good week and move up 3 spots. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 15

The Knicks went 2-1 this week which is their 2nd winning week in a row. Great news if you like meaningless wins, not so great if you are rooting for a top 3 draft pick. One more week until the all-star game after which Melo will hopefully shut it down and the Knicks will get the tank back on track.
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Anthony, Carmelo Melo shot 52% against the Lakers. It’s rare when Melo has a good shooting night but he was able to do that and hurt our draft position on the same day. What an awesome brand he’s building! 1
2 Calderon, Jose Look who learned to get assists again! A slightly less washed up looking PG makes a huge difference on this team. 6
3 Amundson, Lou I wonder what the teams record would have been last year if everyone tried as hard as Lou does every night. 7
4 Smith, Jason Smith has looked like an actual NBA player lately. I don’t know what to make of that. 9
5 Galloway, Langston The shooting is still bad and he doesn’t assist very much, but the defense and rebounding is still solid. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 14

With the Kings game being postponed due to snow the Knicks have their first above .500 week since…week 2. Those worried about the winning streak effecting their tank job should realize the Knicks can’t beat anyone without Melo and he’ll most likely be shutting it down after the all star game which is in 2 1/2 weeks.
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Anthony, Carmelo If he wasn’t rebounding and getting a few assists he wouldn’t be this high because his shooting has been off. He’s been making up for it by getting to the line and grabbing boards. Not sure why he’s playing over 40 minutes a game, it seems kind of insane to me. 1
2 Thomas, Lance Every week it seems some random player on the Knicks shoots into the top 3. Lance earned it this week with a great game against the Magic and a strong showing in his first start as a Knicks against the Hornets. 8
3 Galloway, Langston Galloway has the confidence of a guy who has been in the league more than a month. I’m starting to think he has potential to be a solid backup PG next year. 3
4 Aldrich, Cole Coles rebound rate is insant. Might be because no one else on the team can do it, but I’m still impressed. 10
5 Hardaway Jr., Tim Oh. My. God. THJ shot over .500 last game! Huzzah! He even got some rebounds and assists. Yes it was against a bad team missing one of their best players but still! Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 13

For the first time in 5 weeks the Knicks have won a game, going 1 and 1 this week. I hope they got the winning out of their system. We’re in tank more and this is a tough week for tanking with Philly, Orlando, and Charlotte coming up.
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Anthony, Carmelo I’m torn, do I give Melo the #1 spot because he played great or penalize him for getting us a win when we’re trying to tank? 11
2 Calderon, Jose Literally no one else on this roster put together two really good games so *pulls name out of a hat* congrats Jose, you had your monthly good game against Milwaukee and it earned you the #2 spot this week. 9
3 Galloway, Langston Going with the trend of having 1 good game, Galloway went off against the Pelicans. Hardaway should be very nervous, Galloway will be taking Hardaway and Priggys minutes going forward. 3
4 Amundson, Lou Lou has a terrible shot but he knows that so he mostly just gets rebounds and blocks, which are things our other big men don’t really do. 13
5 Smith, Jason The fact that Jason Smith has the 5th best week on this team goes a long way in explaining the 6-36 record. Continue reading

2014/15 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 12

These rankings are being posted on the 1 month anniversary of the Knicks winning a game. They have now lost 25 of the last 26 games. Just to put this season in perspective; Philly, a team that is trying to lose as much as possible has won 7 games in that same span of time. At least we can get excited about Langston Galloway. 
       
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Larkin, Shane Shane was the most consistant player on the Knicks this week and by that I mean the only consistant player. 5
2 Wear, Travis If you are wondering how it’s possible that the Knicks are this bad just take a look at this top 5. That should help put things in perspective. 7
3 Galloway, Langston Not a bad first week on the job. From the D-league to a top 3 player on the team. N/A
4 Acy, Quincy How come Acy can hit 3 point shots now but can’t seem to hit 10 foot ones? 1
5 Early, Cleanthony Early is still very raw but has shown enough flashes of good play to get me excited for his development. Then I remembered the Knicks don’t develop players so I hope he has a long and great career for whatever team the Knicks trade him to in a year or two. Continue reading