Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina participating in the team's scrimmage at practice on Tuesday, per Newsday's Al Iannazzone.
Ntilikina, who has been out with a knee issue, participated in all portions of practice on Monday except the scrimmage.
"I'm back and I'm real happy and I feel good to be on the court," Ntilikina told Iannazzone after practice.
Head coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects the team's first-round pick to play during Thursday's season-opener against the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
Hornacek indicated last week that he had been holding back Ntilikina and others because he wanted to play it safe in the preseason.
"I don't know if either of them plays at this point," Hornacek said, according to Newsday. "I think when you start playing regular-season games, then you know the hope is guys know how to play when they're a little sore as long as they're not making it worse. I think in exhibition season, we're a little more cautious."