This would be a good time to start worrying about the New York Knicks—the initial grades are in and let’s just say no one got an “A.”
Here’s what we have to work with so far: A typical let-them-back-in win against the Milwaukee Bucks, a last-chance loss to the Chicago Bulls and a helpless defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Garden.
But individually, the Knicks aren’t playing that bad, and while no one is at the head of the class, most on this roster still get high marks.
This begs the question: What’s Mike Woodson’s grade? The Knicks collapsed in the third quarter against the Bucks, lost a lead to the Bulls and opened up against the T-Wolves with a 19-40 first quarter. The starting lineup is still not set.
This might be a good time to start worrying about the Knicks, except for a few things. It’s early. Key players are coming back from injury and suspension. New York is actually playing well—just not putting it all together. And they play the Charlotte Bobcats the next two games in a row.
In the meantime, let’s give Mike Woodson a C-, and the rest of the Knicks, these grades.