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Knicks' No. 1 pick still hobbled by back pain 2008-09-27


Knicks' No. 1 pick still hobbled by back pain 2008-09-27
NEW YORK - Hopefully, Eric Gordon, whom the Knicks passed up in the draft to go Italian, won't make team president Donnie Walsh look too bad this season with the Clippers.

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The chances of the Knicks' first-round pick, Danilo Gallinari, making the rotation this season has been drastically reduced with official news the Italian Stallion could miss the entire preseason schedule.

Gallinari, still experiencing back pain, won't participate in the weeklong training camp in Saratoga Springs featuring two-a-days, according to coach Mike D'Antoni. He said Gallinari could be "100 percent" late in camp, but probably will need time to get into playing shape.

"The way we play, a guy sitting for two months without running, I don't want to do that to him," D'Antoni said.

Gallinari could be a candidate for the Developmental League.


Author: Fox Sports
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Added: September 27, 2008

 

 
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