D'Antoni: Jerome Jordan likely to play more

NEW YORK -- Due to the unfortunate family situation surrounding Amare Stoudemire, who is not playing tonight against the Jazz, Jerome Jordan could likely see more minutes, according to Mike D'Antoni.

Jared Jeffries is starting in place of Stoudemire, who is with his family in Florida after his older brother, Hazell, passed away in a car accident early this morning. With Jeffries in the starting live, Jordan moves up the depth chart.

Jordan hasn't played since Jan. 31 against the Pistons. He's scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 43 minutes this season. With the Knicks facing the Jazz's formidable frontcourt duo of Al Jefferson (18.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game) and Paul Millsap (16.8 ppg and 9.5 rpg), Jordan's height and shot-blocking ability will come in handy.

After Lin had a breakthrough performance off the bench Saturday night against the Nets, could it be Jordan tonight?

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