As New York waits to find out what is happening with promising rookie Danilo Gallinari's ailing back, the New York Post is reporting that he has flown back to Italy to mull over a decision to have surgery.
According to the report surgery would keep him out two to three months.
On Monday, he visited a New York surgeon, and Gallinari plans to see two more surgeons in Italy, his home country, and return no later than Monday.
Team president Donnie Walsh expects Gallinari to see one more doctor after the trip - Gallinari has already seen four - and then have a decision next week.
"We've always known that there could be a possibility of surgery, but all the doctors advised us to do what we've done because there's a good chance that it could get cured that way," Walsh said.
"That's my question. Should we continue what we're doing or will surgery be an answer here?"