If the Knicks acquired Rose, it would mean a reduced role for current starter Elfrid Payton. It’s also unclear what an acquisition would mean for Immanuel Quickley, who has been a bright spot for the Knicks, ranking second on the team in player efficiency rating (18.45) and third in our HoopsHype Rookie of the Year rankings. Thibodeau has been bullish on Quickley’s attitude, approach, and ability to shoot as a scoring threat with the second unit thus far.
April 17, 2021 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Chris Grenham: Brad Stevens says Evan Fournier is out of quarantine. He saw him this morning and said Fournier seemed very happy, but he won’t return on Monday. “Still has a few days to go before he goes through his tests.”
Jay King: Brad Stevens said the Celtics are going to be patient with bringing Jabari Parker along. They’re looking at him as usually a power forward, but also a possible small-ball 5 option. They like the possible versatility and size he provides.
Mike Trudell: * @Kyle Kuzma just passed Rick Fox for 7th on the Lakers all-time 3-point field goals list, with his 481st make. Up next is Eddie Jones (483), whom Kuzma’s teammate @Kentavious Caldwell-Pope just passed to reach 491 with his 5 makes tonight. He’s now 5th.