After losing center Tyson Chandler for four to six weeks, many figured the New York Knicks would make some type of roster move. And while a trade wasn’t expected, it was a possibility though the more likely scenario would be to find somebody available in the free agent pool, like Jason Collins.
However, according to the New York Post, the Knicks do not plan to make any roster moves regarding a new big man as they’ll run with both Andrea Bargnani and Cole Aldrich as the primary beneficiaries to Chandler’s injury:
Mike Woodson confirmed The Post’s report the Knicks would stand pat and not add a center in light of Tyson Chandler’s broken leg that will keep him out 4-to-6 weeks.
Woodson also suggested that it was ‘scarce’ the team would look into any D-League options, essentially saying they’re going to attempt to hold down the fort until Chandler returns.
It’s not as if there are a ton of solid options in the free agent pool anyway, but giving Bargnani any extended run at the five spot is going to do severe damage to interior defense.