Sunday's matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers is only significant inasmuch as it gives the Knicks a great opportunity to halt their three-game losing streak against a terrible team. They won't face many clubs as bad as the Lakers this month -- or ever -- so it is imperative they take this game seriously. With that (hopefully) in mind, Derek Fisher held practice Saturday morning.
Let's start with the questions on everyone's minds: no, Arron Afflalo didn't practice and yes, Jose Calderon and Sasha Vujacic scrimmaged with the starters.
Afflalo is out.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 7, 2015
Calderon and Vujacic wearing the blue jerseys in practice. That's for the starters.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 7, 2015
No surprises there. Saturday's big development was that Fisher finally expressed a willingness to even discuss changing his starting lineup.
In media interview, Derek Fisher seemed open to a lineup change. He said he'll discuss it with coaching staff.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 7, 2015
I can see that discussion going well...
Fisher: "Should we take Calderon or Vujacic out of the lineup?"
Kurt Rambis: "LOL, nah."
The rest of the post-practice press conference was focused mainly on Kobe Bryant. Sure, it's dumb and irrelevant, but it did produce this charming nugget:
Sasha has faced Kobe Bryant tons of times in practice. KB trash-talks Sasha in Italian. Both speak the language.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 7, 2015
Bryant ... Vujacic ... in the year of our Lord 2015! Get hyped, y'all!