From the Daily News:
To get away from basketball during the All-Star weekend, Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went fishing, and forward Amar’e Stoudemire spent time snorkeling with his family. Center Tyson Chandler, meanwhile, attempted to find his grip.
Chandler, who hurt his left wrist against the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 19, wore tape on the wrist Tuesday morning as the Knicks practiced for the first time since ending the season’s first half with a loss to the Heat in Miami. He struggled to make outlet passes in that game, and the pain persisted during the down time. Still, he maintained that he will be in the starting lineup Wednesday night when the Knicks (17-18) host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Garden.
“Just trying to catch the ball and everything, it’s still difficult,” Chandler said.
The Knicks’ schedule allows for some rehabilitation this week as Mike D’Antoni experiments with lineups in search of offensive rhythm and defensive consistency. After the game against Cleveland, the Knicks will not play again until Sunday when they travel to Boston for the beginning of a four-game, six-night trip. In between will be much-needed practice time as well as rest. Chandler, for his part, did not rule out sitting to heal if he does not see improvement in the coming days.
“I’ll just monitor it. If I feel like it’s doing more harm than good, then maybe we’ll discuss it,” Chandler said.
I really admire Ty’s toughness, but the team needs to keep a watchful eye on this. The roster is deep enough where if the wrist is really becoming a problem for Ty, then he should sit out and heal up. Especially with Jorts coming back in the coming weeks. As important as the big fella is to this team, I’d almost rather he head to the bench for a week or so and get that wrist 100% healthy, rather than try to be a hero out there and risk a serious injury.