Since being acquired by the Knicks, Mobley has failed at least two heart tests, and he's set to undergo more tests over the next few days. Donnie Walsh confirmed that Mobley won't play the rest of the week. When asked if Mobley will play again this season, Walsh said, "I don't know that. We're taking the right precautions."
It must be odd for Clippers fans to hear Walsh speak in such ominous tones -- not only was Mobley playing before the trade, he was playing well. He last suited up a week ago today, tallying a season-high 23 points with seven steals in a win over the Thunder, and in 11 games this year he's averaged 14 points in 33 minutes.
That said, heart conditions can be tricky and don't always show themselves until too late, so if the Knicks think they found something, it's better to be safe than sorry. The downside, though, is that the Knicks will be terribly short-handed in the meantime, especially after Nate Robinson strained his groin last night. He's expected to miss a week, which means the Knicks will be down to just two healthy guards (ahem, not named Stephon Marbury) available tonight against the Pistons -- here's to hoping Chris Duhon and Anthony Roberson feel like playing 48.