"It's a lot going on," said Chandler, who said he has hand and wrist issues, but wouldn't get into specifics of the injury. "But it's a situation where I don't think I can hurt it anymore [by] playing. It's just more so the pain. I'm more so concerned about the way I catch the ball, and that kind of stuff, trying to find ways to pad it without restricting anything."Tyson's a tough dude, and if you read that article linked above, Mike D'Antoni was pretty much like, "Deal with it." Chandler was grimacing quite a bit during yesterday's game, and I'm sure it's the reason for him fumbling some really easy catches and even bobbling a few rebounds and loose balls.
The upcoming schedule is really tough as the Knicks play eight games in a row against playoff teams, all pretty much with better rankings and records than themselves. However, after that from March 20 - 24, the Knicks play four games in five nights, two against the Toronto Raptors, one against the Philadelphia 76ers, and one against the Detroit Pistons. Might that be a good time to rest Chandler and give Amar'e Stoudemire, Jared Jeffries, and Josh Harrellson some more playing time? Doesn't seem like it, but I hope D'Antoni, Chandler, and the rest of the staff at least consider it.
It's just like the old expression: a basketball player without a huge brace on his hand and wrist does things better than a basketball player with a huge brace on his hand and wrist.