With all of the injuries the Knicks have suffered throughout this season, it’s remarkable they are still in the playoff hunt. Landry Fields is the only player on the team that has participated in all 56 of the Knicks’ games so far this season.
To open the season, the Knicks already had to deal with injuries to Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert. At the time the Knicks didn’t have Jeremy Lin, so this injury was crucial since Davis was expected to play a major role this season. Shumpert made his debut in the Knicks’ opening game against the Celtics, but suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the next seven games.
Another major injury was the one suffered by Carmelo Anthony, who has been dealing with numerous problems this season. In January he missed two games with a wrist and ankle injury and needed to be sidelined again for seven games in February with a groin issue.
Currently, two of the Knicks’ starters are out of the lineup and don’t appear like they’ll be back any time soon.
Amar’e Stoudemire was originally expected to be out only two to four weeks, but it is now almost the two-week mark and coach Woodson recently stated he doesn’t expect STAT back in the near future.
Lin is suffering from a knee injury and recently said he will most likely be out the rest of the season, as well as the first round of the playoffs if the Knicks make it.
Having this many injuries to key players in one season almost always results in a team not making the playoffs.