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Josh Harrellson suffers broken wrist, will be out more than six weeks

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NEW YORK - JANUARY 11: Josh Harrellson #55 of the New York Knicks takes a jump shot during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 11, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jesse D. Garrabrant

As if the Knicks losing again, at home, to the Denver Nuggets with half their lineup from the past few years wasn’t depressing enough, the Knicks suffered another loss Saturday night. The Knicks announced after the game that backup big man Josh Harrellson suffered a broken wrist on Saturday night and will miss six weeks after surgery, which has not yet been scheduled.

“Jorts,” as he has come to be known to Knicks fans, was having a surprisingly productive season as a backup defender for the Knicks behind Tyson Chandler in front of Renaldo Balkman. The Knicks are in need of bigs and Harrellson provided them with a stretch big who could hit from range and attack the glass, as well as give the fouls that are needed. Without Harrellson, expect more Renaldo Balkman, Jared Jeffries, and Jerome Jordan. This also means more minutes for Tyson Chandler, which means more of a beating for a player that has dealt with injury issues in the past.

So basically, what we’re saying is that the hits just keep on coming for the Knicks. Best of luck for Harrellson in his recovery and hopefully he can get back on the floor quickly for the Knicks after recovery.