There should be happy holydays for the knicks
.. as a mcdyess return is highly probable :)
can this be the moment we all been waiting for?
November 10, 2003 -- CLEVELAND - With the limited amount of practices left this month, the chances of Antonio McDyess making his Knick debut in November are highly doubtful.
Though McDyess has begun limited practicing with the team and can do contact drills, he still hasn't been cleared to scrimmage. Don Chaney has said McDyess will need "more than a few scrimmages" before he's comfortable playing him in a game.
With a congested schedule the rest of November that includes three more back-to-back sets, the Knicks will likely hold only six more practices this month. The Knicks do not practice the day after a back-to-back set so yesterday they had a day off here.
Following tonight's game, the Knicks have three days off but are expected to rest tomorrow. The month's last practice is Nov. 30 with a game the following day at the Garden vs. Detroit Dec. 1 before they embark on a brutal five-game Western trip.
The Knicks figure to want McDyess to debut at home amid some pomp and circumstance. Can Dec. 1 be Dice's debut? Well, it probably can't be any sooner.
Center Dikembe Mutombo, benched the entire fourth quarter in both losses to the Bucks because of their small alignment, should figure to be played like a starter tonight.
The Cavaliers have two big, bullish centers in Zydrunas Ilgauskas and the emerging DeSagana Diop.
Bulls PG Jamal Crawford, whom GM Scott Layden has inquired about on and off for a year, believes he's going to be dealt after not starting Saturday.
"The writing's on the wall," Crawford said.
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