Melo's out and, hey, Kurt Thomas is injured, too!

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Why not?

It's been mentioned at several points this season that, through all the Knicks' injuries, their oldest player has remained healthy and available. Of course, the Knicks haven't had to rely on Kurt Thomas that often, so there wasn't much opportunity for harm. And of course, now that New York is depleted to the point that Thomas is a prominent part of the rotation, he's hurt, too. Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony both remain questionable for tonight's game in Utah-- Melo shot around, Chandler didn't-- and so is Kurt:

I imagine this has something to do with Kurt playing 40 minutes-- one for every year of his life!-- over the last two games, spending way too many of those switched onto Chris Paul. I hope he's okay. It frightens me how much I hope he's okay.

So, with Amar'e Stoudemire and Rasheed Wallace out and Melo, Chandler, and Kurt all questionable, here are the Knicks expected to start tonight:

Pablo Prigioni in the starting lineup! Very cool. Genuinely. Bench-wise, that leaves: J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Herb Williams, Jim Todd, an olive, any unusually tall Utahns in attendance, a pair of scissors, and James White. Not a bad rotation!

Update: Carmelo Anthony will not play tonight. Here's a thing:

Update again: More on Kurt:

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