Bosh back to 100%

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:52 AM ET

Chris Bosh was not reproaching himself for not rushing back from a sprained right knee in games before and after the NBA all-star break.

"That's no good if I have to sit out more games," Bosh said yesterday as he prepared for his first action in five starts, tonight in New York. "I'm fully recovered. I'm not scared (of a recurring problem). Even if I'm tired, I'm going to get right back on the court as fast as possible. I'm not going to let up.

"It's always hard, doing something you love and having to watch from the sidelines. I just have to make sure I use my time wisely, see what things I can do better.

"I've been thinking, maybe there are other things I can do to help this team, just stuff like defence, do my job a little better, more consistently."

With Bosh back, Andrea Bargnani will be at centre, Bosh at the four spot and Shawn Marion at small forward, rotating with Joey Graham, with Anthony Parker and Jose Calderon at guard.

KNICKS DEAL NIXED

Forward David Lee still is a Knick.

There were those wondering if team president Donnie Walsh would fasttrack his rebuilding of the team and make a trade for an existing big name, rather than risk a bidding war for LeBron James, Chris Paul, Bosh and others in July of 2010.

Lee and Nate Robinson will become restricted free agents this summer, but no one was making a blockbuster with New York at yesterday's deadline.

"The object is to see if we can get a deal that would be helpful to the team," Walsh told the New York media, "but not interfere with what we're trying to do eventually."


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