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Knicks won't add a big man ... right now

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Knicks aren't planning to add a big man via free agency or a trade in the wake of Tyson Chandler's injury.

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson huddled with team president and GM Steve Mills and assistant GM Allan Houston on Thursday but decided against a roster move.

"We’re going to stay where we are," Woodson said, adding, "right now bigs, they’re scarce. It’s hard to find them. If you guys know of any let me know because they’re hard to find. They really are."

The Knicks will turn to Andrea Bargnani, Kenyon Martin, Amar'e Stoudemire and Cole Aldrich to fill the void left by Chandler, who will be out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his leg.

Of course, if things don't go well, the New York brain trust could change its mind.

We detailed what the Knicks may be in store for with Bargnani at center here. Both Martin and Stoudemire are on minutes restrictions. The medical staff has recommended the minutes restrictions to help Stoudemire and Martin remain healthy over the course of the season. Woodson hopes that Stoudemire, who has been limited to 10 minutes, can play 15 on Friday.

He hopes that Martin can play 17-18 minutes against the Bobcats. The 35-year-old power forward played 18 minutes on Tuesday against Charlotte. Woodson said that Aldrich, who has not played in the Knicks' first four games, could be in the rotation against the Bobcats.

"We got to figure out how to get a win tonight," the coach said.

Woodson is expected to start Bargnani at center next to Anthony at power forward and Iman Shumpert at small forward. Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni are expected to start in the backcourt.

Woodson did not rule out the possibility that Martin would start Sunday against San Antonio.

It's all on Mills: Ian O'Connor writes that it's on Steve Mills to deliver a championship-caliber roster to New York. O'Connor explores whether or not Mills is capable of making a difference-making deal here.

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