Harrellson to return after All-Star break

February, 20, 2012
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NEW YORK -- For days now, people have considered how deep the Knicks can be when everyone is finally available. They should be able to see it after the All-Star break.

Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said rookie forward Josh Harrellson could return from his wrist surgery after All-Star weekend, against Cleveland on Feb. 29.

"I'm thinking, if everything goes right, he'll probably [return] right when we get back," D’Antoni said. "He might have limited mobility moving it, but he'll start to do that in two or three days. I don't know if it will be Wednesday after that or the following Sunday [against the Celtics in Boston]. Sunday for sure, I would think."

The 6-10 forward fractured his right wrist in the Knicks' loss to Denver Jan. 21. D’Antoni had previously raved about the rookie's strength in the post and shooting ability. Even with the team at full strength, Harrellson is expected to rejoin the rotation.

Harrellson will add another 3-point shooter to the lineup and add depth to the frontcourt. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16 games.

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