Fred Katz: Tom Thibodeau says Mitchell Robinson could return from his foot injury Friday against the Wizards. He’s back to fully practicing.
Fred Katz: Mitchell Robinson (foot) is participating in some but not all contact drills in practice, Tom Thibodeau said. Still no official timetable on his return. He’ll have to work to full contact drills and make sure his conditioning is up to snuff before being able to play in games.
Scott Agness: The first Pacers injury report of the season looks as expected. Caris LeVert, TJ Warren and Edmond Sumner all out Tuesday at NY. Mitchell Robinson won’t play for the Knicks.
Fred Katz: Mitchell Robinson is able to do small parts of practice, Tom Thibodeau says. Not doing contact stuff. Hasn’t had any setbacks but, “we wanna make sure it’s completely healed,” Thibs says. Still no timetable on a return. Robinson had foot surgery in the spring.
Mitchell Robinson, Knicks (broken foot): New York’s starting center early last season is progressing fine, but he is not yet a full go as camp starts. The Knicks will be “conservative,” per a source, in bringing him back.
Ian Begley: Tom Thibodeau says Mitchell Robinson remains several steps away from returning to the court.
Mike Vorkunov: Mitchell Robinson's broken right foot is healing "as planned," Thibodeau says. Could he be back before end of Knicks season? Thibs: "I don't want to put any timetable on it bc to be honest I don't know...We don't want to take any chances w/ it so we're going to be very patient" pic.twitter.com/cKHPgzkDiY
Less than two months after hand surgery, Robinson went under the knife again. The Knicks announced he had successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot at Hospital for Special Surgery. The Knicks offered no timetable for his return but nobody expects him back this season — unless the Knicks go far in the playoffs.
Robinson will enter the final year of his contract next season on a team option. There’s no expectation the Knicks would not want to exercise that option now. The theory was potentially making him a restricted free agent to lock him up long term rather than risk unrestricted free agency in 2022 where they couldn’t match an offer.
Marc Berman: Thibodeau on center shortage and 2 roster spots: “We’re always looking at whose available. We’ve been through this when Mitchell was out earlier. We feel good about what Nerlens does as a starter and what Taj does. We probably need a little insurance there.''
Steve Popper: Knicks annouce Mitchell Robinson had successful surgery today to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Robinson had sprained his left ankle in his first game since Feb. 12 last Sunday against the 76ers, but he remained in the lineup for the next two wins against the Wizards. “It’s tough. I feel for him,” Barrett said. “He worked so hard to get back, to see him go down again, man, it hurts us, it hurts the team. But we’re gonna be with him every step of the way until he gets back.”
But the news appeared to hit Rose like a ton of bricks when he learned of the diagnosis on a postgame interview on MSG. “Ahh,” a visibly crushed Rose said after MSG’s Mike Breen revealed the specific injury. “Oh man. I’m lost for words right now,” Rose added as he got choked up. “Just stay with him, pray for him and … man.”
JD Shaw: Mitchell Robinson suffered a fracture in his right foot and will be re-evaluated when the Knicks return to New York tomorrow, per club announcement.
Steve Popper: Thibodeau said that Mitchell Robinson has been cleared for all contact, "getting close" - still questionable for tomorrow, waiting on how he responds to today's practice.
JD Shaw: Mitchell Robinson had successful surgery today to repair a fracture in his right hand, the Knicks announce. He’ll be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.
Ian Begley: Knicks announce Mitchell Robinson will have surgery to repair fractured right hand. Sources confirm that the hope is Robinson will be back within 4-6 week timeframe, which was first first reported by ESPN. Big loss for NYK; Robinson is backbone of their top-10 defense.
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Robinson suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal on the hand on Friday night vs. Washington.
The team’s starting center will be reevaluated Saturday back in New York, but it appears as if he will miss some time. “It was probably the best half of the year for him. We know how important he is to the team,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Any time someone gets hurt, you certainly feel for him. He’s got a fracture, so we don’t how long he’ll be out. He’ll be examined further [Saturday] and then we’ll have more information.”
Chris Iseman: Mitchell Robinson has a sprained right ankle and won’t practice today, Knicks say. He’s probable for tomorrow.
Mike Vorkunov: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson is getting a pregame workout on the court here in Chicago. He's out tonight and still in concussion protocol. He suffered a concussion last Wednesday in Detroit.
Steve Popper: Knicks say Mitchell Robinson (sprained his left ring finger) will be in a splint but he is available to play tomorrow night against Sacramento.
Steve Popper: Knicks say that Mitchell Robinson is probable for Monday's game versus Chicago - sprained left ankle.
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 19, 2022 | 4:56 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings organization has a current mindset: They are not trading guard De’Aaron Fox, sources tell The Athletic.
The Kings remain active in trade conversations, informing teams in the marketplace that they want to build around Fox and second-year guard Tyrese Haliburton, sources said. The Kings have informed Fox and his representation, agent Chris Gaston of Family First Sports, that they do not want to trade him and want to center the team around him and Haliburton. Team sources said any potential deal around Fox for Pacers center Domantas Sabonis will not happen.
Joe Mussatto: Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out. Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment.
January 19, 2022 | 4:08 pm EST Update
One source said Sacramento is considering to package Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes and two first-round picks for Simmons, Harris and Matisse Thybulle. However, the source said the Sixers aren’t interested in that package.