Of course. Of course of course of course. Remember that time Amar'e Stoudemire played four games in five nights (and 19+ minutes in each game) despite this being the case before the fourth game?
If the #Knicks were 15-5, would Amar'e would play tonight? "Probably not," Woodson says.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 14, 2013
Well, now there's this:
Woodson said Amar'e's knee has swelled up. He won't play tomorrow and Woodson said he could be "out a while."— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 17, 2013
So that leaves ZERO healthy big men except for Andrea Bargnani and Cole Aldrich (still no Kenyon Martin for some time Update: For at least two weeks), though Tyson Chandler may indeed be ready to return this week:
Tyson played 3 on 3 instead of 5 on 5. Knicks didn't have a full scrimmage.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 17, 2013
RT @NotoriousOHM: Woodson is hoping Chandler can play if all goes well and Chandler feels good tomorrow morning.— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) December 17, 2013
So there's that, but that Amar'e flare-up was predictable as hell, and Woodson's comments the other day make it clear the Knicks knew they were putting him at risk. Ohhhhhh, the Knicks.
Feel better, Amar'e. For the dozenth time. Feel better. You were playing well and I wish you could keep playing well.
Asked Knicks for specific on Amar'e - which knee? "All." Sounds about right.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) December 17, 2013
Update: Amar'e speaks and it doesn't seem to fall in line with what Woodson said: