With the team sitting at the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference, it's easy now to praise the New York Knicks' offseason player shuffles. It was a summer that grabbed many headlines both locally and nationally, and there was no shortage of skepticism at the season's beginning.
"Experts" couldn't seem to get enough of slamming the veteran-laden New York roster. After the additions of a declining Jason Kidd, a formerly retired Rasheed Wallace and several other head-scratchers, there was some reason for doubt heading into the year.
But Mike Woodson's crew made sure all that hate boiled over quicker than a Steve Novak release.
In the weeks leading up to the season, I graded each roster shuffle Glen Grunwald directed over the offseason. Over a month into the season, we now know enough to regrade those moves. Let's get right into it.
All stats are accurate as of games played prior to Dec. 13.