This minute was finally met with Knicks’ point defender Derrick Rose, who missed out on Thursday’s victory over Spurs with what the team called a sprained ankle. But it’s more about relaxation.
“Just one day needed,” said Knicks coach Tom Thiboda after surviving Spurs 102-98 at the park. “We knew we had two men. [Immanuel Quickley, Alec Burks] Back, so we thought it would be good to give him a rest. ”
Rose, 32, was able to play, although Thibodeau admitted Rose self-harmed on Tuesday with the Lakers when he entered the 39-minute peak season.
“He made it up for the Laker game,” Thibodeau said. “He did something in the pregame and we felt it was better not to play with him today and see where he was. [Friday]. ”;
The Knicks almost lost this as starting point defender Elf Ridpeyton continued to regress remarkably, scoring no goal and missing all four of his 11-minute minus-11 shots in 13 minutes.
Here’s a nauseating statistic: The Knicks go into Thursday’s 16-21 games when Rose was out of the field, including games before he reached them 22-11 when he played.
The Knicks survived this time as Habsburg, having a monster 30 points off the bench at night, was forced to become a point guard because of Peyton’s nasty inefficiency.
Thibodeau was directly asked if it was time to start Rose if he returned on Saturday with Charlotte Thibodeau to dance but seemed firm. He argues that this is unlikely.
“We like our depth,” Thibodeau said. Each game tells you something different. Whatever your needs, you have answers, whether to start or on the bench. That’s what I love about the team, the depth of the team. ”
Reading between the lines Thibodeau could be modified if Payton didn’t have a strong night, with Rose, Burks, Quickley and even Frank Ntilikina in a pinch.
An average increase of 31 minutes during a six-game Western road trip. He was under a 25-minute limit when he played for the Pistons earlier this season. He was not defensive well late in the Lakers loss and was a goat in Wesley Matthews’ offensive attack.
In the meantime, Payton got his start. But his minutes dwindled with his game. Peyton totaled four points in the past three games and was negative in most of the past 14 games.He has not played more than 18 minutes in any game on a road trip.
With his Kentucky coach John Calipari at Quickley Park, there was a stupid game, scoring 0v4 with a turnover.
The Taj Gibson Backup Center is registered four blocks… Longtime Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen, an ESPN / ABC leader, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bru’s on this Friday. His induction ceremony was postponed in September due to the epidemic.