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Knicks to sit Anthony, Chandler Martin Monday night

Apr 15, 2013, 3:38 PM EST

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With nothing left to play for — the Knicks have locked up the second seed in the East and will face the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs starting this weekend — some key players are going to get rest.

Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will all be out for the Knicks, reports ESPNNewYork.com. None of this is really a surprise and it’s the right thing to do heading into the postseason.

Because the Knicks don’t want to incur the wrath of David Stern Anthony is officially out with a sore left knee. But this is about getting rest.

While both will be ready to go come the playoffs, both Chandler and Martin are legitimately injured. Chandler has been out the last five games and 15 of 19 because of a bulging disk in his neck. Martin has a sprained left ankle and has been out three games.

You could see some Rasheed Wallace for the Knicks, but you’re going to see a lot of reserves against Charlotte, the team with the worst overall record in the NBA.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      LOL! +1

  2. dls612 - Apr 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Just wait til the playoffs starts so you can actually have a reason to post an article! The new n…a ya love to hate!

  3. roeski - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Maybe KD will get the scoring title after all. The door is wide open.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      he has to score 99 in the two games.

      • roeski - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        Ha!! Didn’t know that. Melo is just as deserving.

    • money2long - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      so melo would be the first knick since bernard king to lead the league in scoring, and jr smith would be the first knick since john starks to win 6th man of the year. i wonder if both feats will happen in the same season

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        Should. Durant won’t score 99, and JR clinched it (in reasonable peoples’ minds) in the past month.

  4. bball2109 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Melo deserves to work to win this tile, he played at a MVP level all season long

  5. 4thquartermagic - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    With the Lakers on the cusp of missing the playoffs, that means the crown for “most overrated team” has been won by the Knicks in a landslide.

    Team would be battling for a 7th spot in the west.

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