House came over mid-season from Boston, and the common wisdom was that he would put up numbers similar to his season in 2006 under D’Antoni. That year in Phoenix, he posted his second highest PER (15.2) of his career. But things didn’t quite work out as planned. In 371 minutes for the Knicks, he had a career low PER of 7.2. House’s main value is his sharpshooting from downtown, but he inexplicably only managed to hit 25%. If someone is out there is keeping track of how common wisdom performs, this one is a serious “fail” in the column of a player doing well for a coach/system in which he has familiarity.
There’s not much to say about a three point specialist that can’t buy a bucket. He’s an undersized 2 guard who doesn’t defend well. What made his season worse was the number of long twos he took. According to Hoopdata, he took almost as many long jumpers (5.7 fga/40 from 16-23 feet) as three pointers (6.5 3pa/40). It was jaw dropping how many bad shots Eddie House attempted in a Knick uniform. If I had to look for a positive aspect of his game, I’d say that House was a good passer for a spot up shooter. But it nowhere near made up for his deficiencies.
Report Card (5 point scale):
Final Grade: F