With the Raptors officially out of the playoffs, the jury is officially out on Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
The journeyman forward, who has endeared himself to fans in Toronto, must now show he's capable of rebounding from a wretched game.
With six games remaining, Mensah-Bonsu will be given six more chances, assuming he doesn't get hurt, to show that be belongs.
At worse, he has six games to prove to the Raptors that he at least merits consideration for next season.
In 12 minutes against the Knicks yesterday, Mensah-Bonsu missed all seven of his shots from the field.
He hauled down eight rebounds, but many came after one of his own misses.
The energy he normally brings to the court also was missing.
Interim head coach Jay Triano did turn to Mensah-Bonsu when Triano looked down his bench for his first reserve.
Mensah-Bonsu wasn't the only second-unit member not named Roko Ukic who failed to produce.
Ukic was on the floor in the final period when the Raptors made a run and finished the game by scoring seven points and adding four assists.
Ukic's scoring total represented exactly one half of the points produced by Toronto's bench.
New York's reserves accounted for 41 points.
All Miked up
Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni didn't mince his words when asked to sum up his thoughts on New York's play down the stretch.
"It was a little shaky but I thought the whole game we exerted energy," D'Antoni said.
D'Antoni's goals for the balance of the season are simple.
"Some more (wins)," he said. "We just got to keep the energy right where it is, just keep playing, play it out and play hard."