The Knicks are still regarded as possibles for the playoffs but the injuries sustained by 2 of their key players may affect their chances.
NY sports fans of all the Major League Sports are experts on all the injuries likely in players and the surgical and other treatments that will/could bring them back into health as quickly as possible.
So we know that not only does Stoudemire need surgery on his right knee, but also that the procedure will be a debridement and that he will take 6-8 weeks to recover.
Carmelo Anthony fell in the Knicks game against the Cavaliers less than a week ago, and says he’ll play Monday against the Warriors but that his knee still has some fluid on it and all he’s feeling is a little stiffness, no pain. Doesn’t sound exactly good, just half good?
So the Knicks are going to need Novak, Smith and Martin to step up. Especially Novak.
Can the Knicks rely on working together as a team to make up for the loss of their stars? Is the overall talent of the team deep enough for them to survive the Western Swing. We hope so, we hope so.