Cole Aldrich will start at center for the Knicks on Wednesday with both Tyson Chandler (personal) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) unavailable.
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Jeremy Tyler will also get heavy minutes as the Knicks cobble together a frontcourt, and neither guy stands out as a convincing short-term option. Aldrich is averaging under one point per game in an end-of-bench role for New York.
Mike Miller is averaging 10.4 points and 1.9 threes per game since the All-Star break, while connecting on 60 percent of his attempts from downtown.
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The veteran sniper is in good form for Memphis, and Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has prodded Miller to open up the court by being "more selfish" offensively. "Now he's pulling the trigger on shots," Joerger said. "He's taking shots that are presented to him and all of a sudden, Kosta [Koufos] is rolling and he's open and he gets a dunk." If you need a 3-point specialist, Miller is a likely candidate.
Taj Gibson has been slowed by the flu in recent days, but the illness has now passed.
This helps to account for Gibson's 0-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes on Tuesday. His averages won't jump off the boxscore most nights, especially while he's coming off the bench, but he does just enough for late-round value in eight-cat and nine-cat leagues.