New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after bumping knees with Kemba Walker during the team's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday, the team announced. Tests revealed that he suffered a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.
The Knicks will now lean on Kenyon Martin, Andrea Bargnani, Amar'e Stoudemire and Cole Aldrich to cover center duties while Chandler misses time. Tom Ziller explored the Knicks' options without Chandler and concluded this could be disastrous for New York.
This could also lead to head coach Mike Woodson to start Carmelo Anthony at power forward to help distribute the frontcourt minute load.
Chandler is averaging 7.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game to start the season and has been the team's best defender. The former Defensive Player of the Year has been a key around the rim for New York and replacing his 26.8 minutes per game will be a challenge for the team.