Tyson Chandler was added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, earning his first All-Star berth in his 12-year career. Before the news was official, Chandler joked that he didn't want to jinx the possible good news by disclosing it. He is averaging 12.2 points and 11 rebounds per game. He was added along with Miami's Chris Bosh as Nets center Brook Lopez was left off the roster. New lineup Coach Mike Woodson went with another starting lineup configuration Thursday, but it still didn't include Amar'e Stoudemire — who has come off the bench for 10 straight games since coming back from knee surgery, with no clear word of when the Knicks' $100 million man might start again. Asked if the return of Raymond Felton, possibly as soon as Saturday in Philadelphia, would signal the return of a traditional lineup with Stoudemire at power forward, Woodson said, "Don't know. I'll have options when Felton comes back." Felton waiting Felton was cleared by team doctors to participate in a contact practice today and remains hopeful that he will be cleared to play Saturday. But he said that he would accept a more cautious approach if he must sit until next week to assure full healing of his fractured right pinkie.
Chandler an All-Star
Bergen Record | Jan 25