Free-agent forward to undergo toe surgery

NEW YORK -- Free-agent forward Eddie Robinson failed a
physical Friday with the New York Knicks, who were set to sign him
to a $1.3 million contract for the remainder of this season.
Robinson, who has a bone growth disorder in his toe, has decided
to undergo surgery that will sideline him from six weeks to three
Robinson agreed to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls earlier this
month, receiving $10.5 million of the $13.2 million he was due over
the next two seasons.
"He's already getting paid for the next year and a half, so we
decided to go ahead and get the surgery done," agent James Bryant
The Knicks, who bought out Shandon Anderson's contract earlier
this week, had only 11 players in uniform for Friday night's game
against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Allan Houston, Bruno Sundov and Jamison Brewer are eligible to
be activated from the injured list after Saturday night's game at
Indiana. Houston has not played this season while recovering from
chronic post-surgical knee soreness, and there is no timetable for
his return.
"There's no new news," coach Lenny Wilkens said.