New York Knicks: Midseason Report Card for Amar'e Stoudemire and Co.

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New York Knicks: Midseason Report Card for Amar'e Stoudemire and Co.
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For the New York Knicks, the 2010-11 NBA season has been a rather up-and-down campaign.

Initially, after a rather successful offseason highlighted by the signings of Amar'e Stoudmire and Raymond Felton, expectations were very high.

However, the team stumbled out of the gate, earning a dismal 3-8 record through their first 11 games.

Nevertheless, New York managed to right the ship, proceeding to torch their opponents throughout the course of a 13-1 run, which set their record at 16-9.

But then their schedule began to toughen up, as they were soon to face Eastern Conference powerhouses like the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, followed by a matchup against the league-leading San Antonio Spurs and a Western Conference road trip which included a game at the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.

And while they lost to many of their more-highly-touted opponents, the Knicks still managed to go 6-6 during this stretch, putting their record at 22-15.

Yet with their January 19 loss to the Houston Rockets, New York is currently in the doldrums of a four-game losing streak, with a record of 22-19 at the halfway point of the 2010-11 season.

And with upcoming matchups against playoff teams like the Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Heat,  Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks over the next two weeks, the Knicks' schedule doesn't look to get much easier.

Still though, the franchise is currently sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, and it is a full five games above the next team.

So despite their less-than-desirable play of late, there's still hope for the Knicks.

However, in order to grade New York's midseason performance and project how they will perform for the remainder of the season, we must take a close look at their play thus far.

Consequently, the following three slides will describe what the Knicks have done well, what they have done poorly and a midseason grade and projection for the remainder of 2010-11.

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