Tyson Chandler injury fallout: Big minutes for Bargnani, Aldrich and Udrih in the rotation

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Chandler's absence starts a domino effect that shifts the whole rotation.

Life without Tyson Chandler begins for real in Friday's rematch with the Bobcats. Mike Woodson gave more insight after practice today into his plans for a Chandler-less rotation. The domino effects with Andrea Bargnani moving up to center and playing "big minutes" in Chandler's stead. He'll inherit some of Chandler's offensive routes in that role, albeit with a bit more variety:

That seems like a good idea to me. Moving Bargnani to five moves everyone else up a spot, which leaves room for Pablo Prigioni to start alongside Raymond Felton, which leaves a hole at back-up point guard:

Udrih's been out of the rotation-- save for a few minutes on Tuesday-- since after the first game, so that's a change. Also a change: COLE WORLD.

Of course, when you're thinking about giving real minutes to Cole Aldrich and busting minutes limits you *just* established, that's also when you start looking around for help, and the Knicks may do that.

(Yes, someone asked specifically about Jason Collins, because that's how it works now).

In closing, here's Tyson Chandler:

Take your time, Tyson. Hurry up, but take your time. Get that leg right.

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