There is some good news today for New York Knicks fans as the New York Post reported center Tyson Chandler could make his return as early as Wednesday.
Chandler has missed just over a month after breaking his left fibula in a November 5th loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. He will be re-evaluated today and will not return any later than this Saturday’s game against Memphis, says the Post.
Chandler has played in only four games for the struggling Knicks, who find themselves at 7-16 and 2.5 games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference and three games behind the Boston Celtics for the Atlantic Division lead. In those four games, the anchor of the Knicks’ defense has put up 7.3 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. The Knicks, who rank 29th in the NBA in rebounds, have missed their starting big man the past 19 games.
This news is coming after rumors have been started circulating around the league that the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in Chandler. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Lakers contacted the Knicks about guard Iman Shumpert, but also are inquiring about the 12-year veteran. The Knicks are not currently shopping Chandler, so this trade would be unlikely.