Mitchell Robinson doubtful for Saturday’s matchup with Celtics due to sore right knee

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Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Knicks players …

Nov. 5, 11:55 am

The Knicks have listed Mitchell Robinson as doubtful for Saturday’s matchup with the Boston Celtics due to a sore right knee.

Robinson left Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers towards the end of the first half and limped off the court before heading to the locker room. He did not return to the game.

Over eight games this season, Robinson is averaging 6.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game over 21.8 minutes of action.

Additionally, Quentin Grimes is listed as questionable with a sore left foot.

Nov. 4, 8:25 pm

With three minutes and 25 seconds remaining in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers, Knicks center Mitchell Robinson limped off the court and was seen walking to the locker room with the training staff.

New York later announced that Robinson has a sore right knee and won’t return to Friday’s game.

To that point in the game, Robinson had played 12 minutes, going scoreless with two rebounds while picking up three personal fouls.

Nov. 2, 5:49 pm

Head coach Tom Thibodeau said before New York’s matchup against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday that Quentin Grimes is ready to make his regular season debut while saying “everyone’s available tonight.”

As to Thibodeau’s plan with Grimes, the head coach said “we’ll see how it unfolds” but also mentioned that his guard / forward will not have a minutes restriction on Wednesday night.

Nov. 1, 1:42 pm

Knicks guard Quentin Grimes practiced on Tuesday, with head coach Tom Thibodeau saying after practice that he believes Grimes will be listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

If Grimes suits up on Wednesday, it will be his first game of the season.

Grimes has missed the first six games due to a sore left foot.

Oct. 29 4:35 pm

Once again, Knicks guard Quentin Grimes has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will mark his sixth straight game out of the lineup.

Grimes missed most of the preseason but then came back and played in the preseason finale. After the game, that left foot flared up on him again, and he now will not be cleared until he is entirely pain-free.

Oct. 25, 5:12 pm

Guard Quentin Grimes has officially been ruled out of Wednesday’s matchup with the Charlotte Hornets, marking the fourth straight game the 22-year-old will miss due to a sore left foot.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau said earlier in the day that Grimes “did a little” in Tuesday’s practice.

Oct. 25, 2:20 pm

Tom Thibodeau said that Quentin Grimes “did a little” in practice on Tuesday, which consisted of drill work and some shooting.

The Knicks finish a three-game homestand against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, and when asked if Grimes will be ready to play in that game Thibodeau said “we’ll see tomorrow.”

New York has been without Grimes since the team’s preseason finale in mid-October due to a foot injury.

Oct. 24, 7:20 pm

Quentin Grimes missed Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic while he works back from his sore left foot.

New York head coach Tom Thibodeau explained the approach with the second-year guard, who has not played since the 2022-23 season tipped off last Wednesday before the 7:30 pm start at MSG.

“Basically following the protocol of what (Knicks head athletic trainer) Anthony (Goenaga) laid out for him – and, so, it’s a step-by-step thing – 1 on 0, then 1 on 1, then 1 on 2, trying to get him up to the point where he can do full practice, “Thibodeau said.” So there’s parts that he can do, some that he can’t. So just be patient, work our way through it. “

Grimes last played Oct. 14 against the Washington Wizards, logging 16 minutes in the Knicks’ preseason finale.

“He’s doing some things,” Thibodeau said. “So, right now, it’s making sure that we’re giving the proper treatment and rest to let everything calm down and we’ll go from there.”

Oct. 20, 5:01 pm

Despite the guard being optimistic about his chances to play on Friday, Quentin Grimes has been ruled out of the Knicks home opener against Detroit due to a sore left foot.

The University of Houston product told SNY on Wednesday that his foot began bothering him shortly Knicks training camp started, and while he was able to play pain-free in the preseason finale, the pain flared up again following the game.

Oct. 19, 7:05 pm

Quentin Grimes has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies, but the second-year pro is hopeful to return to the floor soon.

Grimes said Wednesday, via SNY NBA Insider Ian Begleythat his left foot flared up after the Knicks ‘final preseason game last Friday, but he’s hoping to be able to play this Friday in the Knicks’ home opener against the Detroit Pistons.

Grimes took advantage of limited playing time as a rookie, averaging 6.0 points per game in just over 17 minutes per game.

Oct. 18, 5:35 pm

The Knicks announced that Quentin Grimes (left foot soreness) has officially been ruled out for their season opening matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

The shooting guard missed three of the Knicks’ four preseason games due to the soreness in his foot. His only appearance came during the finale against the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau told SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley on Monday that the team wants to get Grimes to the point where his soreness doesn’t reoccur.

“If we have to be a little bit more patient now, that’s what we’re going to do. It’s a long season, so get completely healthy. And then when that happens, we move forward, ”Thibodeau said.

Oct. 7, 11:50 am

Cam Reddish (ankle) is available for Friday’s preseason game against the Indiana Pacers, while Quentin Grimes (foot) will not play.

Reddish sprained his ankle during Tuesday’s 117-96 win over the Detroit Pistons, but Thibodeau added that the ankle doesn’t have significant swelling and that is an encouraging sign going forward. Reddish did not practice on Thursday.

Evan Fournier (rest) is out on Friday.

Oct. 4, 8:48 pm

Cam Reddish left the Knicks’ preseason opener against the Detroit Pistons with a sprained left ankle and will not return to the game.

It’s possible he hurt his ankle after tripping over a referee.

Oct. 3, 5:01 pm

The Knicks announced the shooting guard DaQuan Jeffries (concussion protocol) would miss the team’s opening preseason game Tuesday at Madison Square Garden against the Detroit Pistons.

Oct. 3, 1:39 pm

The Knicks will be without guard Quentin Grimes (foot) for the team’s preseason opener, head coach Tom Thibodeau said.

Second-year forward Jericho Sims (groin) is questionable, as is guard / forward Svi Mykhailiuk (groin), who signed a partially guaranteed one-year deal earlier this offseason, per The Athletic’s Fred Katz.

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