Now is the spring of our discontent. The Knicks suffered a major blow today when they discovered that Amar’e Stoudemire has a bulging disc in his lower back. He is currently seeking a second opinion, but conservative estimates would have him back at the beginning of the playoffs at the earliest and there is no way of knowing what shape he will be in when he returns (or even if he returns in time at all).
Jeremy Lin is also going to miss tonight’s game due to a sore knee. That seems less likely to be a major issue, though.
So Baron Davis will start in place of Lin with Iman Shumpert moving into the starting lineup at the 2 while Landry Fields moves over to the starting 3 and Carmelo Anthony becomes the Knicks’ starting 4. Tyson Chandler, of course, remains the 5.
This is a mighty big game for the Knicks. Win this one and they’re up 2 1/2 games on the Bucks with 16 to go. Lose and…well, let’s just hope that they don’t lose, okay?
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