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Tyson Chandler could return to Knicks’ lineup Wednesday

Dec 16, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

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Right now Mike Woodson could use all the good news he can get — and the embattled Knicks coach just got some.

Tyson Chandler could be back on Wednesday night, reports Marc Berman at the New York Post.

Chandler, as of Monday morning, has not ruled out returning Wednesday in Milwaukee. Chandler is supposed to be reevaluated Monday and must be cleared by the medical staff. The next game after Milwaukee is not until Saturday against Memphis — that appears the latest he would be back.

Chandler went down with a broken fibula three games into the NBA season and the lack of him as a defensive anchor has been sorely missed in New York. The Knicks are 6-14 without him (although poor guard play is as big or bigger a factor in that poor record). Chandler helps on the offensive end too, especially with Raymond Felton (who is out injured with a hamstring issue) because Chandler sets a good pick and rolls hard to the rim.

Chandler being out meant more Andrea Bargnani being in and he has been solid (especially on the offensive end) but teams have exploited his help defense all season.

The question is does Woodson keep Carmelo Anthony at the four where he is stronger, or does he go back to the big front line of Chandler, Bargnani and ‘Melo? If he does and that fails, well, his seat is already pretty hot.

  1. brianscalabrine - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Even at 100% health, this Knicks team is a second-round exit at best. The roster simply does not mesh well together, especially between Melo, Stoudemire, Bargnani, and Chandler. Too much money between those four guys, and only 2 can be on the court at the same time.

    Dolan is a moron. This team missed out on the best draft since ’04 unless they complete a miracle trade to get a 1st-round pick back. But hey, this is the Knicks – maybe Stern will magically award the Knicks with a first round pick, and rig the lottery like he did with the Patrick Ewing draft.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      the draft might be garbage.
      who is your team anyway, you talk a lot of sheet.

  2. RavenzGunnerz - Dec 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Big boost.

  3. 950003cups - Dec 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Somehow they’re just 3 games out if a playoff spot. LOL

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