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.
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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.
Ian Begley: Mitchell Robinson (ankle) will play tonight. Courtney Lee is out.
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.”
Kristian Winfield: Knicks say Mitchell Robinson has a sprained right ankle and won’t return.
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.
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March 18, 2019 | 9:33 pm EDT Update
James Edwards III: Blake Griffin-less #Pistons fall to the Kevin Love-less #Cavs, 126-119. Detroit is 0-3 in games in which Griffin has missed with rest. Pistons move to 36-34 on season and begin a West Coast excursion on Thursday, starting in Phoenix.
March 18, 2019 | 9:24 pm EDT Update
Eddie Sefko: Dirk Nowitzki hecks out at 7:23, hugs Rick Carlisle and high-fives pretty much anybody within his long arm’s reach. Mission accomplished by moving up to No. 6 on the all-time scoring list.