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.
Knicks rookie Josh Harrellson had right wrist surgery Tuesday and is expected to be out six weeks.
“Surgery was good thank you for all the prayers! Now come on Knicks let’s get that W! Wish I was out there playing” Harrellson Tweeted.
“He’ll be back sometime after the All-Star break,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said Monday.
Harrellson fractured the wrist during an awkward fall in Saturday night’s 119-114 double-OT loss to the Denver Nuggets at MSG.
“[It was] really freaky,” D’Antoni said. “You could see where he fell on it and then just snapped the bone, I guess, or snapped something. It was bad, it was freaky, but he did play another five minutes after that and shot a 3.”
D’Antoni has been a big fan of the former Kentucky star, who is averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds off the bench.
“He’s tough,” D’Antoni said. “He’s strong and tough. He’s got a nice future ahead of him.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.