Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he felt bad at rookie Kevin Knox suffering another sprained ankle, especially given the timing of this injury.
"He was playing really good basketball before he got hurt,'' Fizdale said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. "That's probably the most frustrating part of the injury.''
Knox left Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after playing 18:50 and is considered day-to-day even though New York only has eight games left this season.
The 19-year-old Knox also missed seven games from mid-October to early November with an ankle injury, however Fizdale said he thought Knox, who had averaged 17.6 points on .457 percent shooting over his last five games, had taken a big step forward.
"He's definitely making strides,'' Fizdale said on Sunday. "He's our go-to guy, as crazy as that is. With all his ups and downs, he's really handled this whole thing great. I'm starting to see real progression in how the game's slowed down for him. He goes with the flow. He doesn't get too high or low. He keeps plugging away with the same attitude every day and he listens. The kid, when it all slows down, will be a pretty good player."
The No. 9 pick in last year's draft, Knox has averaged 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 67 games this year.