Friday Dec 12th
7:30 PM ET
Your New York Knicks!
Pablo Prigioni / Timmy JR / Carmelo Anthony / K-Mart / Primo Pasta
Jordan Crawford / Avery Bradley / Jeff Green / Brandon Bass / Jared Sullinger
Iman Shumpert (bruised left knee) is listed as day-to-day.
The greater concern is that Shumpert had ACL and meniscus surgeries on his left knee in 2012, but fortunately it doesn't seem as though this contusion caused serious damage. Raymond Felton (hamstring) is out 2-3 weeks, J.R. Smith is still fighting his way back from knee surgery, Tyson Chandler (leg) may miss another 1-2 weeks, and the Knicks are simply trying to stay afloat until their key players get healthy.Raymond Felton's MRI confirmed a strained left hamstring and he will miss 2-3 weeks.
Pablo Prigioni started in Felton's absence Wednesday night, but only posted six points and two assists in 31 minutes of action. Beno Udrih didn't fare much better in 17 minutes, so Mike Woodson will have his work cut out for him filling in for Felton over the next two or three weeks. Neither player has much fantasy value even with Felton out, but there are rumors of the Knicks chasing Kyle Lowry that we'll be keeping an eye on.The team might have to put him back in the starting lineup with Iman Shumpert suffering a knee injury. Hardaway is fine on offense with his 8.1 points per game on 46.7 percent shooting, but he really has some work to do on defense. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues as long as his prospective owners keep their expectations low.