Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
When the Knicks resume practice Tuesday following the All-Star break, Josh Harrellson will join them.
The 6-foot-10 rookie from Kentucky has been cleared to practice in full after he fractured his right wrist Jan. 21 against the Nuggets.
Fellow rookie Iman Shumpert (left knee tendinitis) will practice on a limited basis, while Billy Walker (sore left elbow) is not scheduled to practice tomorrow.
Before the break, head coach Mike D’Antoni said he was anxious to get Harrellson, who averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds before the injury, back.
“He hits 3′s and can spread the floor, things we need,” D’Antoni said. “I would love to be able to find a place.”
When everyone’s healthy, the Knicks will have as many as 11 guys in the rotation.
New York enters the second half at 17-18 and will host Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at MSG.
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who took a few days off from Linsanity following the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night, said he believes the team can contend for a title.
“Everyone’s goal is to win a championship,” Lin told reporters in Orlando. “It’s a very tough thing to do. I think we have the talent. I know we have the talent do to it.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.