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Jason kidd won’t play tonight.
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 30, 2013
Knicks have been through a myriad of player injuries this season, some minor and some serious. Tonight against the Orlando Magic the Knicks will be without the services of Jason Kidd. Kidd has been battling some back soreness and spasms. He will sit out tonight and in my opinion he should take a 4 or 5 days of rest. With Raymond Felton back and the solid back up play of Pablo Prig’s, the Knicks are now back in good hands, compared to the last 4 weeks of extended minutes for Jason, resulting in a tired player that was mostly ineffective. Get him healthy and let him find his niche again like earlier in the season.
Tyson Chandler is playing tonight. — Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 30, 2013
Tyson Chandler will give it a go tonight. His sore neck and other lingering issues need to be addressed at some point, but the Knicks are extremely thin up front and have no other bigs to throw in. The loss of Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace has hurt the Knicks tremendously. In order for the Knicks to play solid defense and defend the basket, they need the services of Tyson, Marcus and Sheed. Until Marcus and Sheed return from their injuries, Tyson will not be able to get the proper rest he needs. Marcus’ return is anticipated in the next week or so barring any setbacks and Sheed will begin running this week and his return is less optimistic in my opinion.
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By, Tommy Rothman
I was fortunate enough– thanks to the Knicks PR department, New York’s accommodating rookie forward, and some good luck— to get an interview with Chris Copeland. Chris is a 28 year-old rookie who has a polished offensive game that he developed in Europe. Despite a constantly changing role in the rotation, Chris has been able to produce in every role that he...
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Magic vs. Knicks:MSG 730pm
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2-0 vs. Miami:
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New York City, N.Y.
(14-30) vs. (27-15)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Knicks by 9
Tickets: $34-$34,950 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 99-89 in Orlando on Nov. 13; Lost 114-106 in Orlando on Jan. 5; Tonight in New York City; March 20 in New York City
And the good news just keeps on rolling in for the Knicks.As the Knicks gun for their third straight victory later Friday evening, they can rest assured Jason Kidd and his veteran presence will hit the hardwood ready to help pace them to victory.With just hours to go until the contest, New York has still continued to receive good news with regard to NBA All-Star Weekend.Earlier,...