The New York Knicks announced on Sunday that forward Antonio McDyess (acquired in the offseason from Denver in exchange for Marcus Camby) has suffered a broken kneecap. He will be out indefinitely, possibly for the rest of the season.
McDyess went down clutching his left knee with 1:55 remaining in Saturday night's preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns. Originally, the injury was thought to be a hyperextension, but an MRI revealed the fracture.
Well, the Knicks knew they were gambling when they acquired McDyess... but it looks like they lost the gamble big-time. This incident, coupled with the injury of Latrell Sprewell and the legal problems of Kurt Thomas, signals big trouble for the Knicks.
Not that I mind seeing them put together another crappy season.
Edit: I accidently referred to Sprewell's problems as legal, when it was actually his broken hand. Whatever.
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From CNNSI.com, regarding Sprewell's lawsuit against the New York Post:
“I slipped and tried to brace my fall on the deck of my boat,” Sprewell said. “If I was trying to hit somebody, I think I would hit them. I would find a way to get at them if I was that angry about it. I wouldn't just miss a guy and not do anything.”
Well, gee, thanks for clearing that up, Spree. I just knew you weren't the type of guy to miss a punch and not do anything.
I think it's pathetic how Sprewell is trying to swear that the punching incident didn't happen, while at the same time still trying to act macho and say “If I was gonna punch someone, I would damn well have done it!”
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Originally posted by It's FalseMcDyess is injured to roughly the surprise of nobody. Isn't this EXACTLY why New Yorkers were opposed to this trade?
I always liked this trade, myself. I mean, it isn't like McDyess is hurt as often as Camby (McDyess played 10 games last year, and only had one other year with less than 70 games played, 50 in '98). Yeah, I knew he was coming off an injury, but he appeared healthy to everyone, and Camby bruises like ripe fruit, so they were going to make out either way. I would put my money on McDyess having the better "rest of his career". Camby might get a hangnail and be out 2 more seasons, or he might tear an ACL while he is enjoying a bowl of Cheerios.
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ITs hard to believe with all the appeal of playing in NY they cant field a good team. I mean MJ once said that upon leaving the bulls he would consider playing for the Knicks ( note never believe MJ) Plus it has always been know that Stephon Marbury would love to play there
Last year, the Lakers-Nets series was one of the lowest rated Finals of all time, so I don't think the lack of "marquee" players is as much of a reason as a combination of all-around bad basketball, bad marketing, and the (perceived)