Kyle O’Quinn, D+
Signed as a free agent from the Orlando Magic, most thought Kyle O’Quinn would be the bonafide backup center to Robin Lopez. It hasn’t quite turned out that way.
Despite his lengthy four-year deal, O’Quinn has a ton of work to do if he wants to remain in the rotation. He’ll always be a solid locker room guy.
Kevin Seraphin is the main reason O’Quinn has often been relegated to the bench. His highs are high, while his lows are phenomenally low.
What he’s done well is score. What he’s done poor is pretty much everything else.
Jose Calderon, D-
It’s not Jose Calderon’s fault he’s grading out as a D-. It’s the Knicks fault. Somebody must tell this guy, or at least put him in the position of realizing he’s not starting point guard material in the NBA anymore.
At 34-years of age, Calderon has no chance in preventing opposing point guards from tearing him up on a nightly basis. With him on the floor the other team’s point guard penetrates and completely destroys the defense.
Save for a couple-week stretch in which he shot well, Calderon is a net-negative who must be replaced. Playing 27.6 minutes and only averaging 4.1 assists to 1.2 turnovers per game, Calderon is killing the Knicks.
It’s no secret why the Knicks are dead last in transition points per game with well under 10.