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Knicks' Felton has pinched nerve; World Peace has knee drained

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Raymond Felton has a pinched nerve.  (USATSI)
Raymond Felton has a pinched nerve. (USATSI)

The Knicks need some good news, any good news right now, but instead everything keeps coming up sour. Already without franchise center Tyson Chandler, the Knicks have injury bugs all over the place, and two starters are now struggling.

Raymond Felton revealed to reporters that in addition to a hamstring injury bothering him, he's dealing with a pinched nerve in his hip.

Felton, who is averaging 11.1 points a game and shooting 37.6 percent from the field, has also been dealing with what he described as a pinched nerve in his hip, which sends a “sharp pain” shooting down his legs, he said. He has taken medication in an attempt to ease some of the symptoms.

“Nobody's known about that, because I don't like making excuses,” he said. “But hopefully, the treatment kicks in, and we'll see how it goes.”

via Felton Is Missing Shots, and Those He Guards Are Not -

OK, well that just sounds painful. Felton is having an awful season, especially shooting, averaging 37 percent with 100 points on 109 shots. He's a huge part of the Knicks' offense, as one of the few on-ball creators they have, and the primary initiator in sets where the Knicks don't just dump the ball to Carmelo Anthony.

Meanwhile, starting small forward Metta World Peace had his knee drained this week, according to ESPN New York, and will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

The Knicks could use some good news, any good news, at this point.

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