Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Courtside

Robinson, Brunson, DiVincenzo, Trade Choices in the Limelight for New York Knicks

Image Source: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock
NYC squad member Mitchell Robinson will sit out tonight’s game due to swelling in his left ankle, with further examinations on the horizon as stated by a report from The New York Post authored by Mark W. Sanchez. The ankle ailment occurred during the initial half of the matchup in Boston last Friday. After an X-ray returned negative results, according to coach Tom Thibodeau, he did manage to play for five minutes in the third quarter before being sidelined for the remainder of the game.

Robinson’s impending tests were not detailed by Thibodeau, nor did he provide an estimate for the duration of Robinson’s absence. Thibodeau told the press, “Until the report is received, any statement is merely speculation.”

Expressing his thoughts on the injury, Robinson posted a message on Snapchat (New York Basketball’s Twitter link), saying, “My entire life has been a series of self-challenges; there are days when I feel like I am making great progress, and then there are days when it feels like I am regressing even more; despite putting in the necessary effort, life throws problems that appear insurmountable. Regardless of my persistence, I understand that I should not let these things affect me mentally, but with time, they become overwhelming. It’s always going to be a tough journey.”

Sanchez underscores that injuries have frequently impeded Robinson throughout his career, as he has only managed to take part in 72 games once in his six-year NBA tenure. Last season, he only featured in 59 games, missing two and a half weeks due to a knee injury in November and then underwent surgery for a fractured right thumb in January, sidelining him for 14 games.

Here are more updates from the NYC team:

  • Jalen Brunson‘s upcoming prospects are looking brighter after facingAn ankle strain occurred near the end of the game on Friday and required assistance off the court, as reported by Sanchez. Brunson was observed at a Villanova match on Saturday and seemed to be moving without difficulty.

Typically, he engaged in training on Sunday and Thibodeau expects his involvement tonight, according to a tweet from Fred Katz of The Athletic.

  • Donte DiVincenzo faced a reduced role in the offense when he switched to the starting lineup on Friday night, as mentioned in a distinct article by Sanchez. Spending more time on the court with teammates who control the ball, DiVincenzo only made six shot attempts and accrued six points in 22 minutes. “To be completely honest, I didn’t really feel a difference,” he commented. “I’m a versatile basketball player. Regardless of the lineup, I’ll play my game. I’ll make cuts, take shots, and play defense. That’s who I am and who I’ll remain regardless of the unit I’m playing with.”
  • Considerable debate arose in the national media this week regarding the Knicks’ necessity for a standout player, but Steve Popper of Newsday is skeptical that any presently available player would have a significant impact. He questions how Chicago’s Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, or even Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns could sustain their usual usage rates with the current roster in New York.

Image Source: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock

 

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Culture

Longtime ESPN broadcaster Holly Rowe is coming home to Salt Lake City to join the broadcasting team for the Utah Jazz. Friday, the team...

Culture

The Los Angeles Lakers have unveiled a new jersey patch sponsor for the 2021-22 NBA season: Korean-based food company bibigo. “This partnership is a...

Culture

The Los Angeles Clippers have no clue when or if Kawhi Leonard will play this upcoming season. Leonard is recovering from a partial ACL...

Culture

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade veteran big-man Marc Gasol to the Memphis Grizzlies – and no, the year is not 2008....