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 squad until about December 12th. During the next six weeks the Knicks play 18 games which included contests against the Spurs, Rockets, Pacers, Lakers, Nets and Bulls. Without a rebounder or anyone young or agile enough to guard the paint, the Knicks are in danger of becoming a lottery contender.
A couple of Fanatics had pointed out at the end of the pre-season that the Knicks took a horrible chance in letting their big prospects go in favor of the guards including Chris Smith, J.R.'s brother. Is Cole Aldrich ready? Will Bargnani ever get more than 3 rebounds? Ouch!!
Paul's finger is shorthand for our chances over the next 5-6 weeks.If we go small we may win a few, but then the starters will be burnt toast.Nothing new there it is the Dolan way.Carmelo at the 4 is primed to go next (shoulder).Barge should change his name to Scow for obvious reasons.And Aldridge should drive a Mr. Softee truck.We are fycked.Kudos to Big Jim Dolanite.He screwed us in record time this year.Someone will have to be rolled under the bus.We need a pool.My money is on Woodrow.
The worst part of the Bargs/Novak "upgrade' was that we'd never consider playing Novak at center. Bargs isn't any better suited for the position, but will evidently start.
Aldrich doesn't seem to have much of a motor in the (very) limited minutes i have noticed him. i'd far prefer an undersized energy guy like Lou Amundson, someone that can run the floor with our multiple three guard lineups.
Making an offer to Earl Barron may also make sense, if for no other reason than to see if he can continue his statistically improbable output from past games in the orange and blue.
Chris Smith has to go NOW, while J.R. is marginalized and penitent on the sidelines. It will be more difficult to do it later.