Opening Tip: Should the Knicks stand pat?

March, 21, 2013
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Every weekday throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip" segment.

Today's Burning Question: The Knicks, for now, will stand pat instead of adding a healthy player to the roster. Is that the right move?


Mike Woodson huddled with Glen Grunwald on Wednesday and decided that the Knicks will not add a healthy body to their injury-plagued roster.

"At this point our team is pretty much set. That's where we stand as I speak today," Woodson said

That means the Knicks, as of right now, are hoping that Kurt Thomas, 40, can return from an acute stress reaction in his right foot before or during the playoffs. They're also hoping that Rasheed Wallace, 38, can bounce back from surgery to repair a fractured bone in his foot.

"We've just got to keep pushing because they're under contract and they're still a part of our ball club so we've got to still invest time in them and try to get them back out on the floor," Woodson said.

The Knicks' stance may change if neither Wallace nor Thomas shows any progress in their rehab as the playoffs approach.

But the Knicks' plan for now is to stand pat.

Do you think they are making the right move? Or should they add a healthy body to their front line, one that is currently without Tyson Chandler for approximately a week?

It's worth noting that the field of available players is shallow. It consists of D-League big men and free agent Hakim Warrick. Guard Delonte West is also available.

Question: Should the Knicks cut one of their injured players to bring one of those guys in or should they stand pat and give their veterans a chance to heal?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsT. Chandler 9.6
AssistsR. Felton 5.6
StealsC. Anthony 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2

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