New York Knicks’ fans likely won’t have to worry about point guard depth tonight as they get set to take on the Charlotte Bobcats as it looks like Raymond Felton will be ready to go.
Felton suffered a bone bruise and contusion in his left hand late in Sunday’s win against the Phoenix Suns.
“It’s going to be tough, but I’m going to play,” Felton told ESPN’s Ian Begley.
Even if Felton can go, I would still expect to see more of Pablo Prigioni against Charlotte, especially with the Miami Heat coming up Thursday night.
However the news could get even better as there is a chance Jason Kidd could return as well.
Kidd has missed the last four games with back spasms and could play against Charlotte although there is a good possibility he doesn’t start.
Knicks’ coach Mike Woodson called Kidd “probable” (per Begley) and wants to see how the 39-year-old feels on Wednesday morning, presumably after the morning shootaround in Charlotte.
It’s very good news on both guys as there was a chance that Prigioni would be the only healthy point guard heading into back-to-back games. If both Felton and Kidd do play, it will be the first time the Knicks have had their three-headed monster back at point guard in 10 days.
The Kicks went 3-1 without Kidd, mostly because Prigioni stepped in and filled in nicely as the No. 2 point guard, having big games against both Milwaukee and Washington.
Because of their three capable point guards, the Knicks have committed the fewest turnovers in the NBA and it will be nice to have them all healthy and in the lineup once again.
Finally on the injury front, there’s Marcus Camby, who missed practice on Tuesday with a sore left foot. He did fly to Charlotte, but is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Bobcats.
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