2016/17 Knicks Roster Power Rankings – Week 16

A 1-3 week after barely beating the worst team in the league. Half the team looks like they don’t even want to be playing basketball anymore and the trade rumors are getting louder. AKA a typical February at MSG. By the way it’s decision time. The Knicks are 2.5 games out of the playoffs with 4 teams to leapfrog, and also 2.5 games out of the 4th worst record and 4 teams to leapfrog. They either need to get their act together immediately or embrace the tank and lock down a top 5 pick.
Rank Player Comments Last weeks Rank
1 Hernangomez, Willy This one was easy. The only player on the team to look decent in every game AND to look like he’s putting in effort. It’s only a matter of time before he is starting over Noah. 6
2 Anthony, Carmelo Not going to drop Melo too far even though he had a couple stinkers this week. At least not until we see if this is due to being distracted by trade rumors or if it’s something worse. 1
3 Lee, Courtney Lee is still doing his thing. His +/- is a little disturbing, but it’s mostly due to the fact that the starting lineup almost always spots the other team 10 points right off the bat. 2
4 Jennings, Brandon Jennings has the most Jennings stat line this week; 1-11 for 6 point, but 10 assists and 5 steals. Unlike Rose, Jennings puts in maximum effort every night. 5
5 Porzingis, Kristaps Porzingis kind of stinks lately. Lingering injury or time to get on the ledge? Continue reading
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Random Thoughts on Tonight’s Game Against the Pistons

  • I love super aggressive driving Bargs
  • It helps when Drummond falls for the pump fake every single time
  • Speaking of Drummond, how does one shoot 16% from the free throw line?  A child would probably hit 20%
  • We should definitely give a max contract to a guy who literally quits on defense whenever he misses a shot
  • The play where Peyton Siva was at the 3 point line and Amare was in front of him and for some reason assumed he would shoot and turned completely around only to have the player run past him pretty much sums up why Amare is a detriment even when his offense is kinda sorta not a travesty.
  • The entire Knicks team has no idea how to play help defense.
  • You know you suck on D when Priggy screams at you.
  • JR almost shot .500 and would have if he didn’t take 2 halfcourt shots.  In completely related news this wasn’t a weekend game.
  • Bargnani was super efficient on offense in the first half.  Good thing the Knicks went with iso-ball in the 2nd half.
  • I was worried no one was going to let an opposing guard run amok tonight since Felton was out.  Guess I was worried for no reason.
  • Things look bad now but at least we gave away 6 out of our 8 draft picks over the next 4 years……