Because of Amar'e's absence, Jared Jeffries will get the start tonight against the Utah Jazz. But along with Jared, there will be another new addition to the starting lineup tonight! Via Howard Beck:
Hey, congratulations, Jeremy! The unreasonable Knicks fan in me is extremely excited to watch Lin tonight and I'm very curious to see how he'll play now with that his adrenaline isn't pumping like crazy. However, the reasonable human within me (somewhere) is trying to tamper expectations. It appears Shumpert will move to the bench, so we'll see how long D'Antoni leaves Lin in before going to Shump or Toney Douglas.Reports from Knicks shootaround are that Jeremy Lin will get his first start tonight, with Jeffries replacing the absent Stoudemire.
Either way, a starting lineup of Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Jared Jeffries, and Tyson Chandler may struggle mightily to score. Something to watch for.