Mar 6, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler shoots prior to the game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Some injury news first twat by Marc Berman:
Tyson out likely.
I've seen everything from "game-time decision" to "out" in other tweets, but this one pretty much confirms that Tyson Chandler, as expected, will rest tonight against the Bucks because of that sore hamstring. Jared Jeffries is still sidelined as well.
We can expect Josh Harrellson to get ample minutes in Chandler's absence, and we might even see some Jerome Jordan (PANJEROMIUM!!!) as well, but the word from Jonah Ballow (and seconded elsewhere) is that the Knicks might shift Amar'e Stoudemire up to the center position and go with a relatively small starting lineup. (Power forward: Steve Novak, I'd bet). That lineup would be interesting to watch against a Bucks team that includes the spitefully speedy (or is it speedily spiteful?) Brandon Jennings and the glass-blasting Ersan Ilyasova. Could be some uggggggly defensive possessions if folks play the way they did on Wednesday. Offensively, though, this lineup could do wonders for New York's badly broken spacing and ball movement. Or maybe it'll all be the exact opposite of what I just said! Maybe it'll be something else entirely! Maybe Novak will reveal himself to be a cannibal and bite off Iman Shumpert's chin! One never does know with the Knicks!
Update: Further intrigue!
Tyson chandler likely out tonight. Jeffries out. Dantoni to shuffle lineup again. Shump won't start. Amare at center? Stay tuned
Shump won't start, eh? Is it because he's afraid NOVAK'S GONNA EAT HIS FACE!? Stay tuned.