The Knicks know they have dug themselves a deep hole, and Carmelo Anthony and Baron Davis may not be available today to help them climb out of it.


Neither practiced Monday, and coach Mike D’Antoni says both would probably be considered doubtful to play against Detroit. The Knicks then start a stretch of three games in three nights Thursday against Chicago.


The Knicks have lost three straight and nine of their last 10 games, with Anthony missing the last two because of a variety of injuries. Davis still hasn’t played because of a herniated disc in his back, but forward Amare Stoudemire says the Knicks “can’t have any excuses. We’ve got to start winning now.”


Despite the disappointing start, D’Antoni says he isn’t worrying about his job status.


Pedal power


LeBron James rides his bike to work all the time, usually without anyone noticing.


Looks like that’s changing.


James’ bike ride to work before the Miami Heat played the Chicago Bulls on Sunday was caught by some photographers, and suddenly became quite a talking point. James says he doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about, especially since he chooses pedal-power over horse-power on a fairly regular basis.


His bike is not like any other — custom-made, even with his “King James” name emblazoned on the frame.


James has long been a fan of cycling, and has hosted several offseason bike rides in Akron for charitable causes.


Wizards injury


Wizards forward Andray Blatche will be out three to five weeks because of a strained left calf.


Washington coach Randy Wittman made the announcement before Monday night’s game against Chicago.


Blatche was injured in Saturday’s win in Charlotte. After an MRI exam, he was advised to stay off his feet.


Blatche missed three games earlier this month with a sprained right shoulder. He was averaging 10 points and seven rebounds per game.


Since Wittman became coach last week, Blatche had been coming off the bench.