The ancient Knicks returned home from their West Coast trip with lousy MRI exam news for their big men Tyson Chandler and Kurt Thomas.

Chandler, who hoped he would be back for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando, took an MRI exam on his neck and it revealed a bulging disk in his cervicalspine and he will miss approximately one more week.

Thomas, 40, got the game ball Monday night after the win in Utah and he also got bad news on his right foot. Tuesday's MRI exam and Cat-scan showed he has an acute stress reaction surrounding a chronic stress fracture and will miss 2-4 weeks.

X-rays before the Utah game revealed Thomas had a bone spur and was given the license to play and was one of the fourth-quarter heroes in the West Coast finale, logging 26 minutes, three blocks, six points and three rebounds. Rasheed Wallace originally had a stress reaction, too, in his foot and never returned as it developed into a Jones fracture.