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Arron Afflalo has MRI on strained hamstring, listed as day-to-day

Afflalo and Lou Amundson sat out Sunday's practice

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Arron Afflalo's hamstring trouble was one of the few dark clouds hovering over what proved to be a fairly pleasant preseason. New York's medical staff performed some more tests on the shooting guard, who won't participate in the team's open Sunday practice:

Mild hamstring sprain? God only knows how long that will take to clear up. If Afflalo isn't ready for Wednesday's opener -- a scenario that grows more likely by the hour -- a contender for his starting spot may have emerged. Is it Sasha Vujacic? You bet your ass it is!

Fretting over who starts is often a waste of time -- remember when the 2012-13 club used to start James "Flight" White at shooting guard? Fisher probably (hopefully) won't play Vujacic big minutes, and there's no chance in hell he's playing over Langston Galloway in close-and-late situations. The real tragedy of Afflalo's injury is how it hurts the Knicks' depth at their weakest position.

Speaking of depth:

In other news, Lou Amundson also sat out Sunday's practice:

Robin Lopezwho has been battling the ol' "undisclosed injury," did practice, which is always a good sign. You need to start healthenin' up, Knicks!


It certainly looks like Afflalo won't be available for a while.