The starting backcourt of Jose Calderon and Sasha Vujacic shall remain the same, despite Calderon's injured calf and the fact that Sasha Vujacic is Sasha Vujacic:
The Knicks say Jose Calderon will start tonight against Washington. Calderon missed much of the 2nd half vs. GS due to a calf injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 19, 2016
Sasha Vujacic will start at shooting guard and Arron Afflalo will come off the bench tonight against Washington, the Knicks say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 19, 2016
A hobbled Calderon taking on John Wall? Whatever, bruh. It is interesting that Afflalo will come off the bench for the third game in a row since he returned from an abdominal injury. He played 35 minutes against Golden State (???) so it's clearly not a health issue.
One Knick who is clearly still suffering health issues is Lance Thomas, who was sent back to New York for a second MRI:
Lance is dealing with a deep bone bruise but just needs time to heal. He should be fine. https://t.co/TXWCG3vq1m— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 19, 2016
Thomas's breakout 2015-16 was a major bright spot for the Knicks. It would suck not to see him again this season, but I seriously doubt the front office lets him get away in the summer.