January 24, 2021 | 8:39 pm EST Update
Marc J. Spears: Knicks say Frank Ntilikina (sprained right knee) and Austin Rivers (sore right Achilles) are available for tonight’s game at Portland. Reggie Bullock (sore neck) is out.
Ian Begley: Asked about plans for Frank Ntilikina, Tom Thibodeau says his role will be ‘situational’ initially. Thibodeau says Ntilikina’s conditioning isn’t all the way there yet, which is what you’d expect following his long layoff.
Jason Jones: “The opportunity to play in those (4th quarter) minutes are earned and he’s gaining some of that trust by doing the little things better.” Luke Walton on Marvin Bagley III’s increased time in the fourth. Little things like taking charges, rebounding taking open 3 (for spacing)
Jason Jones: It’s just a nagging thing that keeps popping up from em falling in one of the earlier games in the season. I’ll be fine, man.” Bagley on his sore wrist, that he said bothered him for the last 7 or 8 games.