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Knicks (38-26) @ Jazz (34-32)
1030PM/ET on MSG, ESPN
Today, the Knicks released a few injury updates. According to ESPNNewYork.com, “Melo will miss his fifth game in the Knicks’ past seven with a right leg injury. Anthony also said that the fluid drained from his right leg late last week was not from a knee issue but one involving his hamstring. In addition to Anthony, center Tyson Chandler is questionable for Monday night’s game with a neck strain, and Kurt Thomas, who’s been starting in place of Chandler, is questionable with a sprained right foot. Thomas will have X-rays on his foot before the game.”
Say what now? I’m no doctor, but Melo had fluid drained from his knee, but the problem didn’t involve his knee? It involved his hamstring? And now Tyson Chandler has a neck strain? But he sat out the last couple of games due to a knee contusion? WTF is going on?! None of this makes any sense. It feels like the Jeremy Lin situation all over again. Remember, last season he was listed as day to day, and next thing we knew he was shut down for the remainder of the season. The Knicks are sooooo shady, man. Transparency is definitely not their specialty.
As for tonight’s game, considering the Knicks are no longer playing the dominant ball that led to a 29 point blowout in their last meeting with the Utah Jazz, I don’t have too many expectations. At this point, I just want the Knicks to get through the game injury-free and return home, ASAP. Once they’re back in their surroundings, hopefully they’ll be able to regain confidence, focus, and healthy bodies.
Yet, despite the horrible play over the past week, somehow the Knicks have managed to maintain a one game lead over the BK Nets and sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 5-5 over their last 10 games, while the Nets aren’t much better at 4-6. Tonight the Nets kickoff an eight game road trip against the Detroit Pistons, followed by the Mavs, Clippers, Suns, Blazers, Nuggets, Jazz, and Cavs.
I’d love to think the Knicks could beat the struggling Jazz again, but it’s the last game of a miserable road trip and I doubt the Knicks have anything in the tank. Knicks lose.
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The New York Knicks were once again without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler on Monday night. Anthony is nursing a knee injury while Chandler is battling a sore neck. He has been diagnosed with a neck strain, but the club will send him for an MRI. According to Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York, Chandler has bone spurs in his neck. An X-ray confirmed this, but the Knicks want...
New York Knicks' center Tyson Chandler did not participate in practice with the rest of the team today and is questionable for tomorrow's game according to tweets close to the situation.Tyson didnt practice and doesnt look like he will play tomorrow.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) March 16, 2013Tyson Chandler said he feels fortunate to only have a bruise. Says he &...
The New York Knicks continue to face significant blows to their roster. The latest to join the list of the injured are Tyson Chandler and Kurt Thomas, according to Newsday.The team announced on Tuesday that a MRI revealed a small, bulging disk in his neck. He will take the next week off to recover. For the season, the All-Star is averaging 10.7 points on an extremely efficient 64...
And Knicks also say MRI of Kurt Thomas’ rt foot revealed an acute stress reaction/ a chronic stress fracture in navicular bone. 2-4 weeks.
— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) March 19, 2013
Knicks say an MRI of Tyson’s Chandler cervical spine revealed a small bulging disc. He is expected to miss approximately a week.
— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) March 19, 2013
Peter A – Knickswag...
Kurt Thomas played with the foot injury on Monday.
Knicks fear Kurt Thomas may have a stress fracture which would end his season. He’ll go for an MRI on his right foot when team returns home.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 18, 2013
If it turns out that KT is done for the year, what are the Knicks options? If I am GM of this injury plagued team, you would have to release KT and look for the next ” big” available. With...
Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler & Kurt Thomas (sprained right foot) are all questionable for tonight at Utah.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 18, 2013
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