Tyson Chandler back for playoffs

Updated: April 15, 2013, 6:50 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Injured New York Knicks big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will recover in time to play in the postseason, coach Mike Woodson said Sunday.

"They will be there, yes," Woodson said before the Knicks-Pacers game.

There is also a chance that veteran forward Rasheed Wallace will be available in the playoffs.

Wallace has not played since Dec. 13 due to a stress fracture in his left foot. He had surgery in late February to repair the injury. Woodson said Wallace has been running for the past few days. There is a chance the 38-year-old will play in the Knicks' game Monday in Charlotte.

"We're just going to gauge it and see how he feels tomorrow from today's workout and go from there," Woodson said.

Chandler and Martin are likely to sit out the Knicks' final two regular-season games but Woodson said both players' injuries have improved in recent days.

Chandler has missed four consecutive games and 14 of the past 18 due to a bulging disk in his neck. Martin has missed the past three games with a sprained left ankle and five of the last six.

According to Woodson, the swelling in Martin's left ankle has receded.

"We're all pleased about that," Woodson said.

Also on the injury front, Marcus Camby missed his sixth straight game with a left fascia injury. According to Woodson, Camby will be available in the postseason, which is expected to start on April 20.

Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Solomon Jones started against Indiana.

Jones signed with the Knicks on Friday, replacing veteran Kurt Thomas on the 15-man roster.

The Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the East with a win over Indiana on Sunday. The second-place finish guarantees the Knicks home-court advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

They will face the Celtics in the first round.

Ian Begley is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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