The New York Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA so far this season, struggling to a 7-16 record.
Although there are many reasons for their struggles, maybe the biggest reason for the Knicks’ problems has been absence of center Tyson Chandler, the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in the 2011-12 season.
Chandler broke his fibula in the first week of the season.
According to the New York Post‘s Marc Berman, Chandler could return to action Wednesday.
Chandler, as of Monday morning, has not ruled out returning Wednesday in Milwaukee. Chandler is supposed to be reevaluated Monday and must be cleared by the medical staff. The next game after Milwaukee is not until Saturday against Memphis — that appears the latest he would be back.
Obviously, a healthy Chandler could make a huge difference for the Knicks. In four games this season, Chandler averaged 7.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 block per game.