Crazy8: I'm not sure if you created that poll about Lin's turnovers?
But, I hope the high numbers casted by some aren't wishful thinking?
I'd hope not since he is playing on the same team?
**P.S. I'm sorry if I'm overly sensitive about these kinds of things, but
I believe that our thoughts can create our reality.
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@alanhahn: #Knicks have Amar'e (sore back) and Lin (sore right knee) listed as questionable for tonight vs Bucks.
@Al_Ianazzone: Woodson said he didn't want Amar'e to have to drive to practice from the city. Doesn't sound good. #Knicks
@alanhahn: Doesn't sound good. "@Dr_Dig: @alanhahn odds of Amar'e playing tonight?"
I never understood this big-deal over Lins turnovers....Lins many turnovers never lost
us one game this season.
The Polls on Lin's turnovers and Amare rebounds seem senseless to me....
Chandler blocks, Jefferies charges, Shump's Steals, and Melo's FG percentage
seem like better game polls.
Lin, Stoudemire questionable vs. Bucks
By Jared Zwerling
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and power forward Amare Stoudemire are questionable for Monday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Both players started experiencing pain in the third quarter during Saturday's 101-79 win over the Detroit Pistons. Lin was dealing with a sore right knee, while Stoudemire was suffering from stiffness in his back.
Coach Mike Woodson said he won't know if Lin and Stoudemire are playing Monday until they both arrive at Madison Square Garden later in the afternoon. Lin participated in shooting drills and 5-on-0 halfcourt sets during Monday morning's shootaround, but Stoudemire wasn't at the Knicks' training facility. He stayed back at his New York City apartment to receive treatment.
While Woodson didn't provide a Plan B starting five, during shootaround he used Iman Shumpert at shooting guard, moved Landry Fields to the three and made Carmelo Anthony the power forward. Shumpert on the Bucks' lightning-quick shooting guard Monta Ellis, who was recently acquired in a trade with Golden State, could be a key defensive matchup in the game. But Woodson knows no lineup will be complete without Stoudemire.
"Amare's a big part of what we do. He's a big piece of our puzzle," he said. "I'd rather have him in uniform than sitting over there in suits watching the game with me. But his health is more important as we move down the road, so we've just got to gauge it, take it a day at a time and just see what happens."
CREDIT ESPN NEW YORK
Also I just heard that Amare will undergo an MRI in the coming days on his back...Feckkkkkkkkk
tonight is an interesting game.. i might have to go watch this one in person. 2 legit 2 quit.
We all saw how weak Amare was recently while still coming back from that back injury. We have no Jef FRIES and have to rely heavily on Jorts and possibly Jordan.
If TC gets into foul trouble early we're screwed big time.
Gotta do what is in the best interest of our future and playoffs. Amare should sit tonight, rest his back, get treatment and wait on MRI results. Lin will probably play but I don't think he will crack 20 minutes.
Gotta pray that STAT get's right because as woody says he is a BIG piece of the puzzle for this team.
tonight, we bust out our secret weapons (Novak and Smith)...side note: Hope Lin and Amar'e play tonight
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Sorry I wrote that wrong the Credit ESPN NY was for the article. Mike Francesa and WFAN reported the lower back MRI. O and HELL yeah this is a huge problem. TC will see a lot of minutes on top of the unusually high he has been seeing this year. He's playing about 33 min a game this season. (highest since the 2008 season) With that bum wrist that injury might linger into the post season with Amare and Jeffries out.
Hopefully Amare's back is just a tweak muscle tightness kind of injury, not a structure kind of thing. This game against the Bucks I personally think we can win without Amare but with the Magic coming into town on Wenesday we need bodies like Amare and Jeffries because Anderson and Hedo might light us up.
Woody needs to do something bold. Start Melo at PF, start Novak at the 3 and let him play 30+. Going to have to get some scoring out of TC also.