Monday night’s game against Washington might be the Knicks’ final one sans Tyson Chandler. Chandler, as of Monday morning, has not ruled out returning Wednesday in Milwaukee. Chandler is supposed to be reevaluated Monday and must be cleared by the medical staff. The next game after Milwaukee is not until Saturday against Memphis — that appears the latest he would be back. Chandler broke his left fibula in the first quarter of the season’s fourth game on Nov. 5. The Knicks were 1-2 at the time and Chandler had been their most vibrant player in the first three games, particularly on defense. Coach Mike Woodson, whose job security has been in question, has preached the Knicks (7-16) can’t be judged until Chandler is back. Since he headed to the locker room for X-rays, the Knicks record has been 6-14 and they rank 25th in defensive efficiency. The urgency for Chandler’s return became heightened when defensive big man Kenyon Martin went down with an abdominal strain. He is out indefinitely — which could be days or weeks. Woodson said Martin is still being evaluated.
Tyson Chandler could make long-awaited return Wednesday
New York Post | Dec 16