Tonight at 7 P.M. on ESPN, the Knicks continue their road trip against the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks will have a tougher game tonight than they did last night since the Hawks are healthier than the Heat. Carmelo Anthony will also come back to reality going against the Hawks talented front court defenders, which means players like J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert will need to have big games. This is one of the last times Tech fans will get to see Shumpert play before the playoffs start, so make sure you tune in tonight.
According to ESPN, Will Bynum injured his right hand on Saturday night and had an MRI yesterday. For those of you with ESPN Insider, here is the article. If you are unable to see the whole thing, Bynum told Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News his hand stings after physical contact. Goodwill goes on to add that the Pistons may shut him down for the remainder of the season if there is extensive damage to his hand.
As of today, the Pistons have 11 games left in the season and are out of the playoffs, so it would not make sense to risk further injuring his hand. Bynum is a free agent in the offseason and will want to be healthy so he can find a team. The post mentions that the Pistons will likely offer him a contract (which they should), but I don’t see Bynum returning. He’ll want to be healthy so he can find a new team where he can be the primary back up PG instead of getting useless minutes for a poor team. Hopefully Bynum’s MRI comes back negative and there is no serious damage to his hand.
Last night saw two former Georgia Tech stars go off. Jarrett Jack, in a primetime game on ESPN, shot 11-22 from the field and posted 30 points, 10 assists, and 3 rebounds in 42 minutes of play. Jack provided a late game spark for the Warriors after hitting a couple clutch shots. Although he is coming off the bench, he is turning into one of the better pure PGs in the league. The other impressive performance of the night was from Will Bynum. Although his team was got blown out, he still shot 7-12 from the field and scored 17 points in 22 minutes. That is great news for Bynum since he will be looking for more playing time while Brandon Knight misses time with an injury.