— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) March 27, 2016
At this point it’s just embarrassing. Jose Calderon and the New York Knicks defense is a disgrace to the game of basketball.
This is ridiculous.
It’s the fact that New York Knicks starting point guard Jose Calderon is bad, it’s the idea that this organization flat-out refuses to remove him as the starter.
It’s not his fault. The man is 34-years old.
He simply cannot keep up with the point guards of today’s league.
Now, what’s worse, is he’s also deciding to turn his back on ball-handlers while he looks to communicate with a teammate (video above).
When a team is equipped with two legitimate interior defenders like Kristaps Porzingis and Robin Lopez, and they’re never receiving the opportunity to block or alter shots (because they’re always in help-mode), you know the perimeter defense is horrid.
Embarrassing, especially considering rookie Jerian Grant didn’t get a real shot at significant playing time until recently.