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In the Knick basketball world Earl Barron is well-known, especially to die-hard Knicks fans. Now that Tyson Chandler is out 4-6 weeks, Earl Barron might get a look by Knicks management to spell Tyson for a month or two. You think he’s interested?
Earl, who played well in two stints with the New York Knicks over the last few years was thought to be a no brainer for the 15th roster spot, but the Knicks brass and coaching staff tried to get younger and looked in a different direction, something I still do not understand.
Earl Barron is a 7 foot 250 pound “big” who can bang, rebound and hit a consistent jumper to keep the defense balanced. He is not a super star of any sorts, but he can be a 3rd string PF/C that could give you solid minutes if your starting player goes down with an injury, just like in the case of Tyson Chandler.
Why the Knicks did not sign Earl this summer still has got me baffled. The past is just that…the past. I am not sure why the Knicks did not sign Earl, and I am sure Earl is not sure why either, especially since he waited all summer for them to call.
However, the time is now for the Knicks to give Earl a call. Release Chris Smith, sign Earl Barron and let him play. He will deliver for the Knicks, that I almost can guarantee, which I never do.
When the time comes for Jeremy Tyler to come back from rehabbing his injury, the Knicks will have a decision to make. Either they can release Cole Aldrich or release Toure’ Murry. I am a big fan of Murry, so releasing him to me is not an option, but if Cole does not perform over the next 2-4 weeks, then the Knicks could let him go and bring in Tyler when he is ready. This allows them to keep both Barron and Murry while adding Tyler to the mix. Adding two “bigs” and keeping Murry is to the Knicks advantage.
In the end, I think most Knick fans would agree with me on this one. They need “bigs” not more guards. Toure’ is a keeper and adding Tyler and Barron will only help in the short-term as well as the long-term, this will not hurt them in the end. Bring “Earls Court” back to the Knicks.
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NEW YORK — Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right leg.
The team said Wednesday that tests showed no ligament or nerve damage, and surgery is not required. Chandler left in the first quarter of a 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.
He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.
New York is off to...
It was six and a half minutes into the Knicks home match-up against Charlotte when Kemba Walker drove into the key and tangled up with Tyson Chandler, a moment in the game many Knicks fans will not want to see again.
Chandler is one of the Knicks focal points on defense and will struggle without him (Courtesy NorthJersey)
Chandler left the game and didn’t return and Kenyon Martin...
The Knicks announced Wednesday that Tyson Chandler will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.
The Knicks center was forced to leave Tuesday’s game against the Bobcats after injuring his right leg during the first quarter. Chandler banged knees with Kemba Walker as he attempted to defend his drive to the basket.
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The New York Knicks confirmed on Wednesday after an MRI that Tyson Chandler (Knicks Center) suffered a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula. Chandler isn’t going to need surgery luckily so the 7-footer should be in action in 4-6 weeks according to the team.
Tyson suffered the injury on Tuesday night while playing the Charlotte Bobcats. During the...
Knicks suffering a bit at the beginning of the season.
During last night’s game versus Charlotte, Knicks center Tyson Chandler suffered a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 6, 2013
Further tests this morning showed no ligament or nerve damage. Surgery is not required. He is expected to be out approximately 4-6 weeks.
New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler left Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats in the first quarter after he injured his right knee during a collision with Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker.
A league source with knowledge of the injury says the Knicks think Chandler may have suffered a sprain. But he will be evaluated more thoroughly Wednesday.
It is unclear if Chandler...
New York Knicks’ center Tyson Chandler collided with Charlotte Bobcats’ guard Kemba Walker in the first quarter Tuesday night. Initially the big man was expected to be out of the lineup for 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain, but after further tests show a non-displaced fracture in the right fibula, the seven-footer will be out for 4-6 weeks. The tests do not show any damage to the...
Hall of Famer and television basketball analyst Charles Barkley says the New York Knicks are in deep trouble with Amar’e Stoudemire. Barkley made his comments on ESPN New York 98.7, a day after the Knicks lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, and on the same day the team learned that Tyson Chandler will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula. “You...
There seems to be no news but bad news for the New York Knicks, In the first quarter of a humiliating loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, center Tyson Chandler fractured his right fibula in a collision with Kemba Walker,
It is bad enough that the Knicks defense is already broken, but Chandler's injury threatens to rip the legs right from under the rebounding and defensively challenged...
Final Score- Charlotte Bobcats(2-2)-102, New York Knicks(1-3)-97 Knicks Starting 5- PG Raymond Felton, SG Iman Shumpert, SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Andrea Bargnani , C Tyson Chandler Bobcats Starting 5- PG Kemba Walker, SG Gerald Henderson , SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, PF Josh McRoberts, C Bismarck Biyomb0 Game Recap- The New York Knicks took on the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison .....
As disappointing as their start has been, the New York Knicks now must get on track without one of their top players.
Minus injured center Tyson Chandler, the visiting Knicks look to avoid a fourth straight loss Friday night and second in four days to a surprising Charlotte Bobcats team trying for a third consecutive victory.
After opening with a 90-83 win over Milwaukee, New York...
The New York Knicks suffered their 3rd straight loss of the young season tonight at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Knicks came out flat again tonight giving up 31 points in the first quarter and 33 points in the second quarter. Once again the Knicks allowed Kemba Walker to come into the Garden and have his way with the defense. In what is becoming a disturbing trend the...
Jason Collins isn’t being added to the Knicks roster. And perhaps nobody is.
Coach Mike Woodson had said he would sit down with president and general manager Steve Mills and assistant GM Allan Houston on Thursday to discuss a list of available free-agent big men, but sources indicated the Knicks likely will stand pat and see how they fare in the short- term minus Tyson Chandler...
The New York Knicks head to Charlotte tonight to complete a home-and-home series with the Bobcats
Current Records – New York Knicks (1-3) – Charlotte Bobcats (2-2)
What to watch for - Things went from bad to worse for the Knicks when Tyson Chandler broke his leg in Tuesday night’s loss to this same Bobcats squad. Now, Mike Woodson is forced to make wine out of water with...
By Charles R. Trimble III
When a major injury occurs in the NFL that team is most certainly screwed with only a 16-game sprint of a season, but when that same injury occurs in the 82-game marathon NBA season, all hope shouldn’t be lost. Just take the Ewing-less 1997-98 New York Knicks for example.
If any team can provide hope that Tyson Chandler’s injury isn’t the end of the...