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Monday / December 18.
  • D’Antoni Anxious for Jorts to Return

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    As if Mike D’Antoni doesn’t have enough options off his bench at the moment, he’s now looking forward to the return of Josh Harrellson to practice sometime next week.

    “He hits 3’s and can spread the floor, things we need,” D’Antoni told reporters Thursday before the Knicks lost at Miami, 102-88.

    “I would love to be able to find a place.”

    The 6-foot-10 Harrellson fractured his right wrist Jan. 21 against the Nuggets and had been averaging 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds on the season.

    When he returns, D’Antoni will be have up to 11 players he can use in the rotation.

    Along with starters Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler, D’Antoni can use Harrellson, Jared Jeffries, Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Baron Davis off the bench.

     

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    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.