The early season has not gone so smoothly for the Knicks (4-8).
The team announced Friday that they will be without forward Lance Thomas for at least he next month after he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday to remove loose bodies.
"In the last week or so you could tell it was really bugging him," Knicks coach David Fizdale said.
The 30-year-old began the season as a starter but was relegated to the bench after five games by Noah Vonleh. Thomas, the longest-tenured Knick and the captain last season, has averaged 3.9 points this season and did not play Wednesday in the 112-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Knicks won the game with 35-18 third quarter led by 15 points from Tim Hardaway Jr., who had a game-high 34 points. Enes Kanter had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double this season. >> Read more
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