Tyson Chandler's injury to his wrist is not what the New York Knicks wanted to hear. Chandler is dealing with an injured left wrist that continues to nag him and doesn't appear to have gotten any better over the NBA All-Star break. Talking to Newsday, Chandler stated that, "As long as I can kind of fight through it, I'll stay out there. But like I said, if I feel like it's getting worse, then maybe it's something that we need to discuss."
Jeremy Lin has certainly provided the Knicks with a great spark at the point guard position, but the success of the team wouldn't exist without how well Chandler has played in the low post. The pick-and-roll works perfectly with Lin and Chandler, but removing either half of that duo would cause the Knicks to take a big step backwards. The small break for the Knicks is that Josh Harrellson is finally returning from an injury, giving the team some added size just in case Chandler is lost for any span of time.
Through 35 games this season, Chandler is averaging 11.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 70.3 percent from the field, which leads the NBA by a very wide margin. If he were to keep that up, it would also set a new franchise record for the Knicks. It is his work on defense that brought him to New York in the first place, but his efficiency on offense has become almost more valuable than that for the franchise.
Do you think that the New York Knicks could survive if Tyson Chandler had to miss any amount of time from the court? Does the team have any realistic option to take minutes should Chandler have to sit a while?