The New York Knicks may have lost their two best players to injury.
Just when you would think things couldn’t get any worse for the New York Knicks, Tim Hardaway Jr. left Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a leg injury.
Unfortunately, it looks like Hardaway may have re-injured the leg that forced him to miss six weeks of action earlier in the season.
Hardaway Jr. in terrible pain, looking like the lower left leg that had a stress reaction which kept him out six weeks. Oh Brother.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 7, 2018
Tim Hardaway Jr. just limped off, grabbing his lower left leg and is heading for the locker room with assistance.
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 7, 2018
Earlier in the night, Knicks’ star forward Kristaps Porzings appeared to have suffered a serious knee injury. He had to helped off of the court. He then left Madison Square Garden rather quickly, in order to head to a local hospital so he could undergo an MRI.
The Knicks did report that x-rays on Hardaway’s shin are negative. But he could still need an MRI.
X-rays on Tim Hardaway’s left shin were negative.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 7, 2018
If the Knicks end up not having Hardaway and Porzingis for a good portion of the remainder of the season, Michael Beasley and Lance Thomas will likely take over in the starting line-up.
With the Knicks continuing to slip out of playoff contention, we may soon start to see some of their younger players get more minutes. It will be interesting to see whether or not they trade away players like Courtney Lee or Kyle O’Quinn before Thursday’s deadline.