Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire might be out for the rest of the season

The Knicks' implosion is officially underway

3/31/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5225 respect

As the Knicks desperately try to hang on to the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, it looks like they'll be doing so without 2 key players.

According to coach Mike Woodson, Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire might not even play again this year.

This is a huge hit for the Knicks, who have come to depend on Lin and Stoudemire this year.

Lin, who took the country by storm when he came onto the scene earlier this year, is averaging 14 points and 6 assists per game, giving the Knicks some decent PG play.

Stoudemire is one of the Knicks' best players, and has the talent to be one of the best big men in the league when he's healthy.

Unfortunately, Lin is suffering from knee soreness and may need arthroscopic surgery at the end of the season.

Stoudemire, on the other hand, has a bulging back disc, and could need surgery eventually as well. He'll try to stick with non-surgical treatment, but there's no guarantees that he'll come back 100% healthy.

Right now, the Knicks are only 1.5 games ahead of the Bucks for the last playoff spot in the East. Will they be able to hold on, or will the losses of Lin and Stoudemire be too much and send them falling right out of the playoffs?
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3/31/12   |   uniongrl1   |   336 respect

Knicks need to be in the playoffs 

3/31/12   |   pigskinfan   |   40 respect

you guys crack me up!  always with the "chicken little" stuff.  what you're missing is the silver lining here.  amar'e is a proven scorer, but  'melo and stoudemire's replacement will more than make up for amar'e's absence, and lin has been nothing more than "adequate" since his great start.  the true fact about not having stoudemire available is that the knicks' defense is a great deal better without him.  and it's that defense that's going to get the knicks through to their elimination in the 1st round by the bulls.