It would seem an odd time to be doing mid-season report cards, considering nearly half the current players could be somewhere else by Thursday afternoon. Not to mention that the All-Star Break is actually the two-thirds, not halfway, point in the 82-game season. Still Mike Mazzeo and Colin Stephenson give it a try.
Mazzeo goes the traditional route, giving letter grades to everyone from Mikhail Prokhorov (B) to Ben Uzoh (Incomplete). His highest grade goes to Kris Humphries (A-), his lowest to Troy Murphy (F). Murphy's grade also hurt Billy King (C+) but that could change this week.
Stephenson goes another route, choosing the best and worst, a stud (Sasha Vujacic) and a dud (Travis Outlaw) and best and worst moments. The worst: the predominantly Knick crowd booing Brook Lopez and Devin Harris as they tried to hit foul shots earlier this month. Have to agree there.