Knicks’ Tyson Chandler could return to lineup Wednesday

 

Oct 31, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

So you’re saying there’s a chance? At this rate, the New York Knicks would be more than willing to take it.

The Knicks have been struggling, to say the least, without their defensive cornerstone Tyson Chandler. However, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Chandler may return to the Knicks lineup as early as Wednesday night.

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 broke his left fibula in the first quarter of the season’s fourth game on Nov. 5. The Knicks were 1-2 at the time and Chandler had been their most vibrant player in the first three games, particularly on defense. Coach Mike Woodson, whose job security has been in question, has preached the Knicks (7-16) can’t be judged until Chandler is back.

The Knicks could desperately use Chandler right now — defensively, offensively, intangible-wise and in about every other possible statistical category you can think of. New York needs a spark to jumpstart this team and that could very well end up being a Chandler return.

Chandler averaged 7.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season before injuring his fibula.

 

Topics: NBA, New York Knicks, Tyson Chandler

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