Mike Vorkunov: Elfrid Payton and Mitchell Robinson will start tonight for the Knicks tonight against the Nets. RJ Barrett, Marcus Morris, and Julius Randle will start too.
Mitchell Robinson will miss Wednesday's season-opener with a right ankle injury but there is reason to believe the injury isn't serious. Robinson, the second-year center, is wearing a walking boot, but he said Wednesday that it was just a precautionary measure. David Fizldae is optimistic that Robinson can return for Friday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Rebecca Haarlow: Taj Gibson (sore right calf) and Mitchell Robinson (sprained right ankle) are questionable for tomorrow’s opener in San Antonio. @KnicksMSGN @MSGNetworks
Marc Berman: Per source, Mitchell Robinson's knee that shut him down for much of Team USA training camp is 100 percent. He's been at Knicks voluntary scrimmages on and off. Saturday in Atlanta, MRob will host his third FREE basketball camp. Did ones in NO, Portland.
Stefan Bondy: Mitchell Robinson’s sore knee is minor. He underwent MRI on Monday and it was clear, a source says. Team USA is holding him out of practice for precautionary reasons. You can see him tweak the knee at the 50-second mark of video from yesterday’s practice pic.twitter.com/WduiLJngEO
According to a Team USA source, Robinson suffered a knee injury and missed the first two days of practice that began with an informal workout Sunday. He returned for two days but re-injured the knee Wednesday. Robinson is expected to miss Thursday’s set of scrimmages and practice. A member of the Knicks training staff is in Vegas with Robinson. A Team USA official did not know the specifics of the knee injury. The Vegas scrimmages end Friday.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson might come back against Wizards in London. Fizdale aiming for that game for his return. Robinson will practice in London. Knicks announce they've signed Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract, taking the spot opened when Allonzo Trier signed an NBA deal last month.
Ntilikina is being listed as questionable for the game. The other injured youngster, center Mitchell Robinson, however, will remain out with a groin injury. Fizdale said there is a shot he could return Thursday against the Wizards in London, though it’s not “set in stone.” Robinson has missed the past 12 games, first due to a left ankle injury and now a groin problem.
Steve Popper: No Enes Kanter (illness), Frank Ntilikina (sprained left ankle) or Mitchell Robinson (groin strain) for Knicks tonight versus Indiana.
Mitchell Robinson is close to returning. The Knicks rookie center is making progress in his recovery from a sprained left ankle, and he could get back into a game soon. "He’s progressing," coach David Fizdale said after the Knicks' shootaround Tuesday at Pepsi Center. "Yeah, he went through shoot around today. It was good. Had a couple of dunks. I figured if you can dunk it’s probably about that time. So he’s getting close."
Steve Popper: Knicks say Hardaway Jr (sore right heel) is questionable; Dotson (sore right shoulder) is doubtful and Robinson (sprained left ankle) and Trier (strained left hamstring) are out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia.
Steve Popper: And Knicks say Mitchell Robinson has a sprained left ankle - x-rays negative. Will not return.
Mike Vorkunov: Courtney Lee and Mitchell Robinson will both play tonight against the Bucks. No set plan for Lee. Fizdale will use the game to gauge his minutes. He won't throw him out there "for a lot of minutes."
Ian Begley: Mitchell Robinson was available to play on Friday and David Fizdale says he will play tonight. Fizdale said he probably should have played Robinson last night because of his shot-blocking but it sounded like hame had some concern about his ankle.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson is out tonight with that sprained right ankle. Fizdale: "Most 19-year-olds think they can heal overnight, which they do and I hate them for it." And Emmanuel Mudiay will start tonight instead of Trey Burke. Fizdale wants to see if that helps Mudiay.
One game after baiting Washington’s Markieff Morris into an ejection, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson was forced to leave early, suffering a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-102 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday. ... Knicks coach David Fizdale said the injury “is not terribly bad, but I think he got a pretty good sprain.’’ Robinson differed. “It’s good — just a little tweak,’’ Robinson said. “I’m definitely going to be playing Friday. It ain’t nothing serious at all. I sprained this one before in summer league.”
Marc Berman: Rookie C Mitchell Robinson will play finale but Luke Kornet will now rest sprained ankle. Kornet, who had a hamstring, played just one game.
Adrian Wojnarowski: A sprained left ankle has limited 7-footer Mitchell Robinson to only jump shooting in recent workouts, sources tell ESPN. He will be back to full strength soon. He's the 28th-rated prospect in the ESPN Top 100.
January 18, 2022 | 9:00 pm EST Update
Brian Robb: Celtics acquiring an injured Bol Bol and PJ Dozier is effectively a salary dump for the present. Allows team to cut about $4 million in salary (avoiding tax territory) and maybe get a look at some intriguing young guys once they get healthy. Assume 2nd round pick sent out too.
Groundbreaking basketball star Lusia Harris, the only woman to be drafted by an NBA team, has died at the age of 66. Harris’ family announced Tuesday that she died unexpectedly earlier in the day in her home state of Mississippi.
Harris was selected by the New Orleans Jazz in the seventh round (137th overall) of the 1977 NBA draft. However, she declined to try out for the team. Only later was it revealed that she was pregnant at the time.
January 18, 2022 | 8:48 pm EST Update
The Lakers are trying to find help, though their option appear limited. According to people with knowledge of the situation, the team is shopping 21-year-old Talen Horton-Tucker in trade discussions. Rival general managers believe the Lakers value Horton-Tucker, but they lack the mid-range contracts needed to put together a deal to upgrade their roster and understand no significant trade is getting made without him.