The New York Knicks are facing a mixed bag of injury news ahead of their upcoming matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. While there’s some uncertainty surrounding the availability of point guard Jalen Brunson, the team will definitely be without OG Anunoby and Quentin Grimes.
Brunson, who suffered an ankle sprain during the Knicks’ recent victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, has officially been diagnosed with the injury. However, there’s a glimmer of hope as he’s listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Mavericks. While there’s a chance he may miss the game, the diagnosis indicates that he’s avoided a more serious injury, which is a positive sign for the team.
In contrast, OG Anunoby and Quentin Grimes are both ruled out for the upcoming game. Anunoby will be sidelined for his fifth consecutive game due to an elbow injury, which the Knicks have now labeled as “bone spur irritation.” Grimes, on the other hand, will miss his fourth straight game due to a sprained knee.
The injury woes come at a crucial time for the Knicks, who are aiming to avoid a season sweep by the Mavericks. In their previous matchup, the Mavericks emerged victorious despite the absence of star player Luka Doncic. With Doncic and Kyrie Irving both healthy for the upcoming game, the Knicks face a formidable challenge.
Despite the setbacks, the Knicks have been leaning on players like Isaiah Hartenstein and Precious Achiuwa to step up in the absence of key players. Hartenstein, who has been dealing with Achilles pain, has been gradually returning to form and expressed optimism about his progress.
Overall, while the Knicks face challenges due to injuries, they remain focused on their goal of securing victories and overcoming adversity as they prepare for their matchup against the Mavericks.