The situation at Madison Square Garden looks increasingly bleak. Knicks owner James Dolan has reportedly said that he expects this year's Knicks to compete for a title, but his team is 1-3 and has lost center Tyson Chandler (fractured right fibula) for the next 4-6 weeks.
The Knicks are likely to struggle while Chandler is on the mend. New York is a weak defensive/rebounding team even with Chandler on the floor. Coach Mike Woodson is expected to use some combination of Andrea Bargnani and Kenyon Martin in Chandler's place, but Martin has been on a minute restriction and Bargs - well, just ask any Toronto fan if Bargnani matches up well with the likes of Roy Hibbert or Al Horford.
Dolan has already put the Knicks' dance team on hiatus in a classic rich-guy temper tantrum – imagine what will happen if Carmelo Anthony and company drop five of their next seven games.
Woodson has stubbornly insisted on playing a more traditional lineup this season, with Cha You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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