Knicks without Felton, World Peace for three games… but they signed Jeremy Tyler
The New York Knicks are headed to Texas for brutal a three-game road trip — at San Antonio Thursday, a back-to-back against the Spurs, then Dallas on Sunday. Not what a 9-21 team needs to get right.
Just to add to the fun, they will be without Raymond Felton and Metta World Peace, according to new reports.
We’ll let Al Iannazzone of Newsday have the honors.
Woodson said he doesn't expect Felton and Prigioni on the three-game Texas trip.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 31, 2013
Metta also said he had his knee drained again yesterday. he won't play on the Texas trip.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 31, 2013
At the point, this means a lot of Beno Udrih with some support from Toure’ Murry. Also, you may not see World Peace on the court again until mid-January, a couple weeks after his coming knee PRP procedure.
The good news? First and foremost Carmelo Anthony expects to be back Thursday and for the entire road trip. That should give the Knicks’ offense some kind of shape.
In addition, the Knicks made the signing of reserve big man Jeremy Tyler official, reports Newsday. Tyler looked like a guy who would make the Knicks after Summer League (where he played well) but then a broken foot sidelined him for 10 weeks, so he was let go. Now he’s healthy and the Knicks need frontcourt help, so Chris Smith is out (no matter what J.R. thinks) and Tyler is in. The newcomer likely will not see a lot of minutes, but he will get some.