Hi! The Knicks are back in the United States and back to playing basketball games. Yuck! Here's what's up tonight:
Fisher said Early will probably be inactive tonight; said he turned his ankle over the weekend.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) January 19, 2015
fisher said the starters likely will be Calderon, Galloway, Carmelo, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 19, 2015
1. Feel better, Cleanthony, if you are indeed hurt.
3. The magic of the 2014-2015 Knicks is embodied in that starting lineup: Two guys who combine to make like $100K-200K on their 10-day contracts and one guy who'll make $22.5 million this year who we wish wouldn't play.
4. The 10-days for Amundson and Lance Thomas are up soon.
#Knicks had a workout Saturday. Bargnani did not participate. Fisher says decisions on Lance Thomas & Amundson will be made after tonight.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 19, 2015
With no ill feeling whatsoever toward those guys ... I hope the Knicks let them go and dig a little deeper for some more 10-day auditions. Giving minutes to known, proven players doesn't really help anyone at this point.
Who are the Knicks even playing? Who cares? I just looked and apparently it's the Pelicans. Cool. The Sixers and Wolves are getting steamrolled today, and it's in the Knicks' best interest to do the same. Woo!
Tip-off is at 5:30 EST on MSG. This is your game thread. This is The Bird Writes. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Knicks.
Update: Oh man, the Pelicans are gonna make this hard.
No Anthony Davis (toe) and no Jrue Holiday (ankle) for Pelicans tonight vs #Knicks.— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) January 19, 2015