By Nicholas Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80
With the news that Tyson Chandler will miss 4-6 weeks with a leg injury, the Knicks got to work on Thursday preparing for tonight's rematch with Charlotte.
Chandler took some time to speak with the media about his broken fibula after practice: “I’m obviously disappointed I can’t be out there for my team but all things being said, I think if it was going to be an injury, at least it’s this one and not anything worse. Hopefully I can get back in a month or so.”
Coach Woodson shared his plan to fill the void: “It’s going to be a total team effort. I said this all along, injuries occur throughout the course of a season. Guys that don’t get an opportunity to play at the particular position, they got to step up and play.”
Let’s see how knowledgeable Carmelo Anthony is when it comes to naming the New York City subway colors.
KnicksNow’s Jonah Ballow had some fun with Tim Hardaway Jr. with the latest edition of Speed Drills. The rookie revealed who has the best crossover in the family, Tim's favorite restaurant in NYC, the best member of the Fab 5, and if he will participate in the Dunk Contest.
Metta World Peace had a message for his friends Key and Peele before their show on Wednesday night. World Peace makes a weekly appearance on the show as the host of “Metta World News”.
Coach Woodson and Raymond Felton caught up with the media on Thursday to provide some updates for tonight’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Thursday marked the date of a radio breakthrough for the Knicks.
TDIKH: (1946) The Knicks hit the radio waves for 1st time, as Marty Glickman & Sarah Palfrey Cook broadcast 68-63 win at St. Louis on WHN.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 7, 2013
It was also the date of a historic comeback led by Allan Houston’s 39 points.
TDIKH: (2003) Allan Houston pours in 39 pts in a pulsating, come-from-behind 114-111 win over SAC at MSG. Knicks score 71 in the 2nd half.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 7, 2013
The Garden of Dreams Foundation helped Matteo fulfill his wish of spending some time with Carmelo Anthony.
After receiving some helpful tips from Al Trautwig the other day, the MSG Classroom Teens were ready to showcase their interview skills.
With the injury to Chandler, Felton acknowledged that everyone has to step their game up to compensate for the loss.
Tyson is not letting the injury keep him from being a great teammate.
"The only thing I can do is get stronger while I'm out & encourage my teammates" -- @tysonchandler— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) November 7, 2013