The Knicks have no plans to sign a free agent center in the 4-6 weeks that Tyson Chandler (knee) is expected to be sidelined.
Woodson said centers are "scarce" and the club will wait for the D-League to start before deciding on anything, saying there wasnít any center out there of note. Ike Diogu played well for the Knicks in training camp, but the decision may have more to do with the luxury tax implications. Because the Knicks are so far over the tax threshold, any new signing is taxed at twice the normal rate. All of this, of course, is excellent new for Andrea Bargnani's owners. Bargs put up a monster game last night in his first start since Chandler went down. Cole Aldrich was a non-factor and Amare Stoudemire is a shell of his former self, so look for Bargs to rack up the minutes in the next month to month and a half.