Posted by Ben Golliver
There will be no Jorts for the next month and a half.
The New York Daily News and ESPNNY.com report that New York Knicks rookie Josh Harrellson -- affectionately known as "Jorts" -- will miss the next six weeks after fracturing his right wrist, an injury that will require surgery.
Harrellson, 22, is a 6-foot-10 forward/center out of the University of Kentucky. A second round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, Harrellson is averaging 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game for New York.
His absence will leave Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni will one more hole to plug on a roster clearly lacking depth. Behind starters Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire, the only available big men are Jared Jeffries, Renaldo Balkman and the seldom used Jerome Jordan.
The Knicks dropped to 6-10 on the season after losing to the Denver Nuggets in overtime, 119-114, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.