The New York Knicks may be getting prized rookie guard Kevin Knox back on the court as soon as this week.
Knox provided an update via Newsday’s Steve Popper:
“I felt good out there playing. Didn’t feel no pain or anything, just sore. I’m getting real close. Not [Sunday]. Probably a game-time decision on Monday — maybe, I don’t know yet. We’ll see. I’m going to keep progressing, make sure I stay in shape and keep getting my body ready.”
Knicks head coach David Fizdale also spoke about Knox’s progress.
“We’re going to bring him step by step, try to get him there,” Fizdale said. “And then eventually when we do a five-on-five practice, after we get that under his belt, then he’ll play.”
Nets to Re-Sign Alan Williams
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams has decided to remain in the United States following complications that popped up during hit contract negotiations with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Williams was having quite the season in the G League,
averaging 21.0 points per game and a league-leading 14.7 rebounds per contest.
Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Credits Team Meeting for Spark
The loss to Milwaukee back on December 21st was the Celtics’ 3rd in a row and dropped their record to 18-13 on the season.
“We could pinpoint a lot of turning points,” Irving said, according to Jay King of The Athletic.
“We just want to build that chemistry first. Just getting with one another (after the Bucks loss), really put everything out there and then move on from that point. At that point, playing against Milwaukee, we weren’t at rock bottom, but we needed to address some shit in this locker room. It’s just good to get stuff out in the air.”
Irving believes in this team’s chances this season, despite the early struggles.
“We’re not on a good team, we’re on a great one,” Irving said. “We have the talent to be great.”
Kings, Knicks Discussing Zach Randolph, Enes Kanter Trade
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, neither side is close to an agreement yet, but both are motivated to rid themselves of expiring contracts.
Kanter has been upset with his role on the team this season, and Randolph has yet to play for the Kings this season after signing with the team prior to the 2017-2018 campaign.
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