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Four newly-acquired Knicks fall between 201 and 300 in ESPN's NBArank

New players! Better than the old players!

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Last time we checked in on ESPN's NBArank, a whopping five returning Knicks fell between 301 and 400. Good thing, then, that Phil Jackson went out and procured some more talented players. Four of those offseason acquisitions -- thee free agents and one rookie -- show up between 201 and 300.

Let's get rank-adelic, y'all! (Note: RPM stands for Real Plus-Minus)

282. Kevin Seraphin

Last year's rank: 295

2015-16 projected RPM: -4.37

268. Jerian Grant

Last year's rank: N/A

2015-16 projected RPM: N/A

239. Derrick Williams

Last year's rank: 215

2015-16 projected RPM: -3.84

228. Kyle O'Quinn

Last year's rank: 456

2015-16 projected RPM: 0.45

Tim Hardaway Jr. came in at 291, by the way, which means that Jerian Grant is considered to be the superior player before his first NBA game. It's funny because it's true.

Derrick Williams is ranked oddly high here given how much better the Kings played with him on the bench last season. As a Knicks fan I'm hoping for the best, but can you honestly say this guy is better than Kevin Seraphin, Jose Calderon or Langston Galloway at this point?

And so there are four Knicks left, scattered somewhere among the top 200. Clearly we can assume Kristaps Porzingis is at least in the top 2 -- sorry, Durant, but after last season you need to earn a spot with LeBron and Krispy -- but where will the others wind up?