Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he is hopeful center DeAndre Jordan will return from a sprained left ankle for Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Suns, according to Newsday's Steve Popper.
Jordan, who suffered the injury in practice on Feb. 23, has missed the Knicks' last four games and will miss his fifth straight on Monday against the Sacramento Kings.
Fizdale said Jordan, the Knicks' starting center since they acquired him in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster trade, has been progressing over the past week.
Noah Vonleh and Lance Thomas have started in the frontcourt over the Knicks' last four games, and Fizdale said he will start Luke Kornet over Thomas on Monday.
The 30-year-old Jordan has averaged 11.1 points and 13.5 rebounds overall this season. In eight games with New York, he has averaged 11.8 points and 12 rebounds.