11. Jose Calderon, PG
Some might argue No. 11 isn’t far enough down the list. Others will claim it’s not providing enough respect. I say Jose Calderon is nothing more than a backup point guard at his stage in his career.
It’s painfully obvious to any hardened Knicks observer that Calderon hurts the starting five. He can’t get up and down the court and is a dreadful liability on the defensive end.
If Derek Fisher truly wants to tighten up his rotation, he’ll find a way to insert Jerian Grant into the starting one spot and play Calderon backup point guard minutes (8-16 MPG).
10. Kevin Seraphin, C
Kevin Seraphin is a very talented offensive basketball player. He’s one of the few bigs on the squad who can catch it on the low block, make a quick move and get a few points in a hurry.
It’s the rest of his game that limits his stock here.
9. Derrick Williams, F
Warm, cold, colder, warmer – Derrick Williams’s stock varies by the hour.
He has the skills, there’s little doubt about that. It’s what’s between the ears which leaves much to be desired. Most thought Jackson’s signing of this former No. 1 pick this past summer provided the Knicks with a bonafide six man.
Now, after some stagnant play (.366 FG percentage), he’s battling just to stay in the rotation on some nights.