Good news for Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr.
The New York Knicks are pretty banged up and the regular season is only a few days away from starting.
Forward Lance Thomas sat out of Sunday’s practice with a sore left knee.
The good news is that Tim Hardaway Jr. participated in practice despite the fact that he suffered a sprained wrist against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, during their preseason finale.
Lance Thomas (sore left knee) did not practice. Tim Hardaway jr did practice.
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) October 14, 2018
The Knicks also welcomed guard Courtney Lee back to practice after missing the entire preseason with a neck injury. He could play against the Atlanta Hawks in the Knicks’ opener.
Fizdale says Courtney Lee went full bore in practice today. Is possible he could play Wednesday. #Knicks
— Chris Iseman (@ChrisIseman) October 14, 2018
Right now it looks like Hardaway will be able to suit up for the Knicks’ opener with Lee likely coming off of the bench.
With Lee back in the mix, I’m not sure we’ll see much of undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier. I know the fans want to see more of him, but we’ll have to wait and see what his regular season minutes look like.
Out of all of the Knicks’ rookies, Trier was the most consistent during the preseason so he’s earned some time.
Head coach David Fizdale admitted that Trier will play a little in the G League, but that he’s earned some NBA minutes.
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