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Tyson Chandler isn't averaging particularly high minutes in 2012-13 compared to past seasons, but he's the type of player that you'd like to rest as much as you can considering the way he exerts himself when he's out there.
With Amar'e Stoudemire still not ready to play big minutes, Chandler has had a tough job on his hands playing as the team's only real big.
For the most part, Chandler has been the Knicks' only real rebounder and interior presence this season. He is averaging double-figure rebounds for the first time since 2008, and even the boards he doesn't get have his fingerprints on them with his signature tip-out to retain possession.
Chandler has also been the Knicks' only real pick-and-roll option this season, and when you add that all together, that's a lot of things he's having to do on his own.
The Knicks need to be playing Marcus Camby more often to give Chandler some much-deserved rest and let him recover from the physicality of what he's been doing this season.
That was the plan when the Knicks initially signed Camby, but injuries stopped that from working out early on. Now that he's healthy, though, New York could really use him off the bench.