New York Knicks’ center Tyson Chandler missed practice on Saturday with flu-like symptom and according to ESPN’s Jared Zwerling, the Knicks are listing him as “probable” for the Sixers game Sunday afternoon.
Chandler didn’t make it to the Knicks’ practice facility to stay at home and rest.
Chandler also had flu-like symptoms before the start of the last season’s playoff series against the Heat, but he returned in time for Game 1.
This is the second time in the past couple of weeks that Chandler’s status is up in the air. During the Knicks-Nets preseason game on Oct. 24, he suffered a bone bruise on his left knee, but returned to practice a few days later.
If for some reason Chandler can’t go, he won’t be the only one as Philadelphia center Andrew Bynum has been out with a bone bruise on his right knee, and is unlikely to play.
With Bynum out of the lineup, it’s almost even more important that the 2012 Defensive Payer of the Year is 100 percent and ready to go as the Knicks will have a definite advantage inside.
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