Update: Chris Douglas-Roberts has signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jose Calderon scored 18 points (7-of-14 FGA, 3-of-7 3PA, 1-of-1 FTA), grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded five assists on Friday night against the Grizzlies.
An appropriate moniker for Calderon right now might be “Two-Face,” as he, just a night ago, finished with zero points in what will likely be remembered as his worst 13 minutes of basketball of his career. On Friday night, he bounced back in a strong way, proving to be much more aggressive on both ends of the floor. He finished with 18 points on the strength of 50-percent shooting and three 3-pointers, while he also added five assists, and a totally out of character eight rebounds. Unfortunately his bounce back big game wasn’t enough to get the Knicks the win in the absence of Carmelo Anthony. Hopefully this is a performance that he can build off of headed into the second half. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points (6-of-12 FGA, 3-of-6 3PA, 2-of-2 FTA), grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked six shots on Friday night against the Grizzlies.
Just a night removed from where it seemed solidified that KP had hit the “Rookie Wall,” he goes out and drops a tremendous stat line of 17 points – on the strength of three 3’s – 10 rebounds, and six blocks against a streaking Memphis Grizzlies team. His field goal percentage, at 50-percent, was his best in weeks, while he looked more active since he fell ill to a respiratory infection almost two weeks ago now. Hopefull this is something that he can build off of headed into the break, while he hopefully recharges his batteries and gets ready for a second half Knicks playoff push. Analysis: Dom Murtha