Tyson Chandler Could Return to Knicks Lineup This Week

Oct 31, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) is called for a foul during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Chicago won 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports


Not much to be happy about when it comes to the New York Knicks, except for this tidbit of news: Knicks center Tyson Chandler could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday to play against the Milwaukee Bucks. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the center could be back, and may see some action in Milwaukee.

Chandler, who has been out for six weeks with a broken left fibula, has been practicing in 3-on-3 drills but has yet to engage in a game-like scenario. His return will be a welcome one for coach Mike Woodson and his Knicks, who have been sorely missing their defensive anchor.

The Knicks are 6-14 without the big man because of the lack of defense and someone to set the pick-and-rolls for Raymond Felton. It also comes just in time; the Knicks’ other big man, Kenyon Martin, went down with an abdominal strain, and the timetable for his return is still unknown.

Now, the question is, what does Mike Woodson do with his lineup (one that he’s been toying with since the beginning of the season)? Does he go big with Chandler, Andrea Bargnani and Carmelo Anthony at the small forward position? Or does Woodson leave Anthony at the 4, a position he has been dominant in, and go with a smaller lineup?

Topics: NBA, New York Knicks, Tyson Chandler

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