Help is coming for the Knicks. And at the best possible time.

Coach Mike Woodson Tuesday stressed his full confidence that center Tyson Chandler and forward Kenyon Martin will be back Saturday for the start of the playoffs against the Celtics.

“Yes. Yes, I am,” Woodson responded when asked during his weekly ESPN Radio interview if he was “100 percent confident” of having the two defensively stout bigs ready for Game 1 at the Garden.

“Only time will tell. I’m sure we’re going to get Tyson and K-Mart and guys like that back in uniform by Saturday,” Woodson said, noting the Knicks will “have to wait” on other injured and rehabbing big men Amar’e Stoudemire, and possibly Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby.

Martin has missed the past four games with a sprained left ankle and Chandler has missed the past five with a bulging disc in his neck, the same problem that sidelined him for 10 earlier games.

* The Knicks did not announce any update on Wallace, who returned Monday for the first time since Dec. 13 but lasted just four minutes in a loss at Charlotte.

Wallace asked out, Woodson said, because of soreness in his left foot. Wallace has been felled by a left foot fracture.