TORONTO — As though dropping Mitchell Robinson wasn’t sufficient, the Knicks have been with out any other key member in their rotation Sunday evening.
Precious reserve Immanuel Quickley neglected his first recreation of the season with a sore left knee. His standing is unclear transferring ahead. Quickley used to be a game-time resolution.
“Simply normal soreness,” trainer Tom Thibodeau stated ahead of the Knicks misplaced for the fourth instantly time, 125-116, to the Raptors.
The 6-foot-3 Quickley is having a powerful season, averaging career-highs of 12.5 issues, 4.0 rebounds and 27.4 mins. He had 11 issues in 36 mins in Friday’s loss to the Hawks.
Despite the fact that he’s handiest taking pictures 33.2% from 3-point vary, the opposite spaces of his recreation have advanced, specifically at the defensive finish.
Quickley has the highest defensive score (105.9) at the Knicks and his NET score of plus-6.2 is 2d at the workforce. Handiest Robinson, out for the following month with a fractured proper thumb, is healthier at 8.0. Quickley is sturdy. He seemed in 78 video games closing 12 months.
Thibodeau caught with a nine-man rotation in Quickley’s absence, the use of veteran Evan Fournier in his position. Fournier, who closing seemed in a recreation on Jan. 9 towards…