8. Lou Amundson, C-F
Perhaps the most underrated Knick falls in the No. 8 spot.
Lou Amundson is the do-it-all hustle man for New York. He’ll scrap, battle and dive everywhere for a loose ball. If his talent was as great as his heart he’d be a one or two time NBA All-Star.
7. Lance Thomas, F
The best way to describe Lance Thomas is “role player extraordinaire.”
Though the 27-year old from Brooklyn began the season out of the rotation, he’s played his way into a prominent role. None of his stats will jump out at you, but he provides quality minutes every night.
6. Jerian Grant, PG
Moving forward, the Notre Dame rook could fall anywhere from No. 10 to No. 3 on this list. That’s how talented, yet green Jerian Grant is.
For now he slides into the No. 6 hole solely based on his backup role. Fisher hasn’t entrusted him with the offense quite yet, and his 18.2 minutes per game reflect just that.
Still, the kid can provide many things for a squad. He can penetrate and dish with the best of them; has terrific court vision; can shoot it a bit; and can even give you live legs on the defensive end of the floor.
Once he figures out what to do after beating his man with the first step, he’ll be a lethal point guard in this league.