Knicks center Tyson Chandler will receive his NBA championship ring tonight at American Airlines Center. The jewel will be presented to him by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after a video tribute and words from Dallas coach Rick Carlisle.

That's the good news.

The bad news is this: If Chandler chooses to wear the ring this month, he'll be placing it on a messed-up left hand and wrist more severely injured than advertised.

During Sunday's overtime loss in Boston, Chandler unveiled a heavy pad on his hand, but it still didn't prevent him from hurting it after a spill. Chandler, who injured his wrist before the All-Star Break, revealed he had an MRI exam last week and could be in pain for six weeks — an unsettling development.