All-Star Weekend Grades
All-star weekend is finally over, so deciding on grading how each participating Knick did.
Steve Novak - 3 Point Contest: Not the best outing. His 17 points in the first round actually tied him for the second worst performance in that round (with Steph Curry). Only Paul George’s 10 was worse. Stevie Buckets started off hot, but once he got to the straight-away rack, things started falling apart. GRADE: D+
James White - Dunk Contest: Entered the contest with a lot of hype, but nerves got to him. Flight said he has done “over 1,000” dunk contest, but this was his first NBA dunk contest. It’s different when you have millions of people watching you, haha. It looks like he could still get up, but he kept fumbling the ball. His first dunk, he split a column of “Flight Attendants” to do a two handed-clutch free-throw line dunk. I wasn’t impressed. Second dunk was a rock the cradle sort of dunk. It took him about 15 attempts. Last attempt was a windmill free throw line dunk and he never got to go down. Overall, I was very disappointed in him. GRADE: D-
Tyson Chandler - All-Star Game: In about 17 minutes of action, Chandler had 7 points and 8 rebounds. Not bad for his first all-star appearance. There were a couple of nice alley-oop dunks he had. GRADE: B-
Carmelo Anthony - All-Star Game: Great game by Melo. In 30 minutes, he racked up 26 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. The points and rebounds were team highs. LeBron REALLY should have passed the ball to Melo on that last three pointer. GRADE: A-
Second half basketball is about to begin! This is where teams lock in and focus.
A couple of questions:
- Will the Knicks defense return to form?
- Wil Shumpert still be a Knick by the trading deadline?
- When will Sheed play again? If ever…
- Can the Knicks hold on to the second seed?
- Will the Knicks survive the brutal schedule in March?
- How deep can this team go into the playoffs?
Looking forward to seeing these questions answered….