It's about time I get your reactions to this roller coaster of a season. This is the Knick of the Year Award. Place your vote based on performance- but also on character, style, appearance, and excitement. For better or worse. Because that's how we do things at P&T.
One thing is that the poll feature on this blog only allows up to 10 choices, so I had to remove 5 candidates. The easiest omission was Steve Francis, who did almost nothing of value on the court this year, and probably trips senior citizens. Kelvin Cato and Randolph Morris were next because they were either DNP's or enrolled in college for most of the year. It got tougher after that, because I was starting to break into the actual rotation. Jared Jeffries eventually had to go, because he had almost no effect on anything that ever happened this season. Sorry, Jared. In the end, it was a toss-up between the slumping Channing Frye and the fairly productive but obnoxious Malik Rose. Channing made the cut, and Malik did not. Sucks.
So here you are. These are your ten candidates for the 2006-2007 Inaugural P&T Knick of the Year Award, with a brief summary to help you determine your pick.
Physical Description: Lanky, frenetic, dreadlock'd
Facial Expression: Stoned, unimpressed
Key Stats: 4.9 PPG and 4.3 RPG in only 15.6 MPG
Signature Moment of the Year: Completely sky-fucked Devin Harris.
Notes: Nicknamed "Humpty"...Had potentially devastating head injury prevented by billowing dreadlocks in the preseason...Much-lampooned draft pick who proved his worth
Physical Description: Deceptively tall, bad
Facial Expression: Suspicious, sedate
Key Stats: .277 3P%, .585 FT%
Signature Moment of the Year: Tried to hug J.R. Smith.
Notes: His jumpshot is only for mature audiences...Nicknamed "MC Lyte".. Maybe had a few decent games towards the end of the year...Might have more than 5 fingers on each hand
Physical description: Silky, fragile
Facial Expression: Bashful, curious
Key Stats: 17.6 PPG, 4.4 APG
Signature Moment of the Year: Dropped a full deck on the Heat.
Notes: Had a stress reaction in his leg...Or maybe that was David Lee...What the fuck is a stress reaction anyway?...Nicknamed "Chilly Bones" (although rarely used)
Physical description: Mountainous, lumpy, sweaty
Facial Expression: Fatigued
Key Stats: 19.5 PPG, 7 RPG, .576 FG%, 1.000 3PG%
Signature Moment of the Year: Eddy Curry! Eddy Curry!?
Notes: Played 81 of 82 games...Nicknamed "Mittens"...Said he'd leave if Isiah ever left
Physical Description: Kinda tall, peach fuzzy
Facial Expression: Hesitant, congested
Key Stats: 9.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG
Signature Moment of the Year: Jackie Chan-ning Frye
Notes: Demonstrated utter inability to read a script in a "Garden of Dreams" commercial...When he does not hesitate, he does not miss...Usually hesitates
Physical Description: Buoyant
Facial Expression: Pie
Key Stats: 1.9 PPG (pizzas per game)
Signature Moment of the Year: The Ice Cream and Cake mix tape.
Notes: Once got confused with LeBron James by an ignorant guy behind me at the Garden...Attempted a crossover
Physical Description: Pale, dense, furry
Facial Expression: Bloodthirsty
Key Stats: 10.7 PPG, 10.4 RPG
Signature Moment of the Year: The tip-in
Notes: Missed a bunch of games...Briefly grew a porn star mustache...Frequently "left hanging" on high fives
Physical Description: Headstrong, shiny
Facial Expression: Half-asleep, perverted
Key Stats: 16.4 PPG, 5.4 APG, .356 3P%
Signature Moment of the Year: Coast-to-coast against the Jazz
Notes: Peddled cheap shoes...Played through a slew of injuries
Physical Description: Ripped
Facial Expression: Prissy
Key Stats: 13.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, .376 3P%
Signature Moment of the Year: Put 31 and 9 on Memphis on opening night
Notes: Probably the motivational leader of the team...Underrated
Physical Description: Lilliputian, bouncy, chipper
Facial Expression: Cocksure, toothy
Key Stats: 10.1 PPG, .390 3P%
Signature Moment of the Year: Rejected Yao Ming
Notes: Also botched an off-the-backboard attempt in Cleveland...Threw down with J.R. Smith...Favorite movie of the year was "Monster House", but it gave him nightmares
Them's your 10 candidates for Knick of the Year. I'm gonna put a poll up so everyone can make their selections. Remember to vote with your heart, not your head. Back later. Peace.