Hey friends, were you worried that the Knicks have been a little too healthy this season? Well you were right to worry!
Anthony (sprained right ankle) & Porzingis (sore right shoulder) are questionable for tomorrow. Grant (personal reasons) did not practice.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 15, 2016
The Knicks are back! Go New York, go New York, go!
The good news is that Jerian Grant had an excellent reason for skipping practice: He had a baby! The bad news is everything else.
Carmelo Anthony, of course, sprained his ankle during Tuesday's win against the Celtics. He sat out Wednesday's loss to Brooklyn, and was limited in practice.
.@carmeloanthony says he participated in parts of practice today. He'll see how his ankle feels after shootaround tomorrow in Memphis.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 15, 2016
The Kristaps Porzingis injury is new. Captain Latvia naturally expects to play Saturday, as he is a super hero:
#Knicks KPorzingis is questionable but sed he expects to play v Memphis with sore shoulder— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) January 15, 2016
... he generally feels OK, and has been taking extra precautions/getting in the cold tub a ton to try to stave off any potential flare-ups.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) January 15, 2016
In his homeland they call sitting in the cold tub a "Latvian bubble bath." The previous statement may not be true.
Oh, and in case you were wondering if the injury had affected Kristaps' ability to be awesome as hell:
#Knicks Porzingis asked if sore shoulder from shooting 2 much: "Like Kobe says, it's from passing too much…I don’t know when it happened"— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) January 15, 2016
Sooooooooo it appears the Knicks have several question marks heading into Saturday's game ... and that doesn't even include the question of how many extra security guys they should hire to keep an eye on Matt Barnes. Zing! I'm only laughing to hide the pain. Please be well, Melo and Kristaps.