Thomas (hip) will not play during the Knicks' final game of the season Wednesday against the 76ers, Steve Popper of The Record reports. With the Knicks eliminated from playoff contention, coach Jeff Hornacek will opt to sit Thomas, who is dealing with right hip soreness, for the last game of the season. The 28-year-old forward will finish his sixth year in the league averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds across 21.0 minutes per game while drilling a career-high 44.7 percent of his three-point attempts. With Thomas out of the picture, expect the likes of Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Justin Holiday, Maurice Ndour, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez to absorb his minutes at both forward slots.
Thomas (hip) will remain sidelined for Sunday's tilt with the Raptors. Thomas will be missing a tenth consecutive contest and with just two games left on the regular season schedule, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was ultimately shut down for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign. With both Kristaps Porzingis (back) and Carmelo Anthony (rest) also out, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee could take on bigger roles in the frontcourt.
Thomas (hip) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Grizzlies. With Thomas due to his miss ninth straight game with the sore right hip and only two games remaining on the Knicks' schedule, it's looking increasingly likely that the team will shut him down. His continued absence should open up more minutes off at either forward spot for the likes of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Maurice Ndour.
Thomas (hip) will sit out Thursday's game against the Wizards. Thomas will miss an eighth straight game Thursday due to the lingering hip injury. The Knicks have yet to shut him down for the season, but with only four games left on the schedule, it wouldn't be surprising if that eventually occurred. Maurice Ndour and Mindaugas Kuzminskas could see a few more minutes off the bench while he's out.
Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bulls. Thomas will now have missed seven straight games due to soreness in his right hip, and his availability for the remainder of the regular season is in serious doubt with just four games left. With Kritstaps Porzingis (back) also ruled out, Carmelo Anthony, who is returning from a back injury himself, should have plenty of minutes available to him Tuesday night, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas also in line to see an extended role off the bench.
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