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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Grunwald worried flu may spread
By Ian Begley
In an interview on ESPN 1050's "The
Show" on Friday, Knicks GM
said he's concerned that the flu bug may be biting his team.
will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Knicks-Heat series on Saturday because of flu-like symptoms.
also is dealing with the flu. It's unclear if Douglas passed it to Chandler. But Grunwald doesn't want to see any other Knicks affected.
"We're concerned about it. We're doing our best to try to minimize it," Grunwald told Kay.
To that end, the Knicks have separated Chandler from his teammates.
told reporters in Miami that Chandler was wearing a surgical mask to contain his germs.
"He's been in quarantine … but I'm sure he can handle it," Grunwald said with a laugh.
But if Chandler can't play, no one in the Knicks locker room will be laughing.
Chandler is the linchpin of a Knicks defense that has established itself as one of the best in the league this year.
Grunwald said the team is unsure if Chandler will play.
"He's pretty sick," the GM said. "We have our fingers crossed that he'll be ready to go but as of right now we're not sure."
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