The Knicks are officially out of playoff contention, and Isiah Thomas has resorted to some pretty conspicuous lineup moves. Unproven youngsters like Wilson Chandler and Mardy Collins have received extended minutes, prompting some critics to accuse the Knicks of tanking for lottery position. Well, talking with media Tuesday, Isiah only made it easier for the critics, announcing that Assistant Coach Brendan Suhr, Trainer Anthony Goenaga, Team Spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz, and Knicks City Dancer Breena will be moved to the starting lineup for tonight's game against Milwaukee. Breena and Goenaga are expected to start at the 1 and 2, with Supranowitz and Suhr filling out the frontcourt. Malik Rose will start at center. Says Thomas:
When asked if his move could be considered tanking, Thomas replied:
The Knicks' typical starters are all sidelined with a variety of injuries, including a "hyper-extended ear" for Jamal Crawford, "leprosy-like symptoms" for Zach Randolph, and a "hairline fracture of the taint" for David Lee. Tonight's game tips off at 8 p.m.