NBA free agency is well behind us, and now it’s time to reflect, and talk about who the winners and losers are. And not many people are impressed with the New York Knicks’ latest effort.
As the Brooklyn Nets landed star free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Knicks landed power forwards.
That left franchise legend and frequent James Dolan critic Charles Oakley handing out some grades on the team’s new roster.
Oakley bluntly evaluated the roster as basically star-less.
Do they have an ‘A’ player on their team?
“I don’t think so,” said Oakley (#34), the former Knick who has feuded with Knicks owner James Dolan. “They got maybe one ‘B’ and a lot of ‘C’s.”
That “maybe one ‘B’” on the roster he’s referring to is most likely big man Julius Randle, who signed the Knicks’ biggest deal of the offseason with a three-year, $63 million contract.
The rest of the roster, the “C’s,” is an interesting mix of young players and veterans playing on one-year guaranteed deals.
Overall, not very good grades.