20th in expected winning percentage (.413)
7th in pace (94 possessions per game)
19th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (106 points/100 possessions)
20th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (108.7 points allowed/100 possessions)
|Tonight's Projected Starters|
|Wizards||vs.|| Knicks |
|Randy Foye||PG||Chris Duhon|
|DeShawn Stevenson||SG||Wilson Chandler|
|Mike Miller||SF||Danilo Gallinari|
|Antawn Jamison||PF||Jared Jeffries|
|Brendan Haywood||C|| |
We just saw this team, so this preview's going to be brief. Since we last saw them, the Knicks lost by 21 points to Minnesota, so times aren't good in Gotham City.
As mentioned earlier today, Caron Butler won't play tonight because his left knee swelled up overnight. He originally hurt it in a collision with Paul Pierce on Monday, on a play with .8 seconds left in the first half that wasn't going to decide anything. I'll step down the ledge from my earlier "wtf no MRI" snide comment; as Kyle pointed out, you can't get an MRI until the swelling stops. At the same time, we know this team's history with injuries, and you'd hate for them to mishandle it and cause teams to get scared off from trading for Butler.
Of course, the conspiracy theorists will say Butler's being held out precisely because he's about to be traded. That's a fun theory, I won't lie.
I'm guessing Nick Young replaces Butler in the lineup. If that's not true, I'll update. Nevermind, Stevenson's starting. Psshhhhhh.
Anyway , 7:30 start, because New York is different.