The New York Knicks will likely need to win one of the first two road games to have a chance to upset the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and that will be especially difficult without Tyson Chandler on the court. The Knicks' center missed practice Friday because of the flu, and coach Mike Woodson made it sound like the illness was serious.
Wow. Mike Woodson says there is a "strong possibility" Tyson Chandler doesn't play. I find that hard to believe— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) April 27, 2012
Chandler is one of the most important players on the team, especially defensively. Without him in the lineup, the Knicks will have to play small with Amar'e Stoudemire and Jared Jeffries taking turns playing center.