Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau expressed pessimism Monday when asked about Rose's (ankle) chances of playing again in 2021-22, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. "I don't know [if there's time for Rose to return this season]," Thibodeau said. "I don't know -- he's been out a long time. He hasn't taken contact on. He's ramped up his conditioning but hasn't taken contact on. That's a big thing." Though Rose was believed to have taken a step forward in practice last week, Thibodeau admitted Monday that the 33-year-old's conditioning was still an issue. With Rose having yet to be cleared for contact and the Knicks having been eliminated from contention for the play-in game, the veteran guard seems unlikely to push for a return in the final week of the season. Assuming that's the case, Rose will finish with averages of 12.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers and 0.8 steals in 24.5 minutes per game over 26 appearances in the second season of his second stint with the Knicks.
Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday that New York's medical team still hasn't cleared Rose (ankle) for practice, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. Rose underwent a minor procedure at the end of February to address a skin infection on his surgically repaired right ankle and was initially expected to miss 1-to-2 weeks. However, two weeks have passed and the veteran point guard still hasn't been cleared for practice. Thibodeau said that once Rose is cleared, he'll need to re-start the conditioning process before being cleared for game action. In the meantime, Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley should continue to see increased run with Rose sidelined and Kemba Walker no longer in the mix.
Rose (ankle) was at the Knicks' morning shootaround Friday, but he still hasn't been cleared for basketball activities, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Rose underwent a minor procedure a week ago to address a skin infection on his surgically repaired right ankle and was initially expected to miss 1-to-2 weeks. However, he's only been cleared to do form shooting without jumping, so a potential return doesn't appear to be close. Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said, "hopefully, in a week or so that'll be cleared up." In the meantime, Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley should continue to see increased run with Rose sidelined and Kemba Walker no longer in the mix.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that there may be an update on Rose (ankle) in 7-to-10 days, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. Rose underwent a minor procedure Friday to address a skin infection on his right ankle, which was surgically repaired in late December. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the veteran point guard could return in 1-to-2 weeks following the surgery, but based on Thibodeau's comments, Rose likely won't be available for at least another week and could possibly be sidelined even longer than the initial two-week window. In the meantime, Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley should continue to see increased run with Rose sidelined and Kemba Walker no longer in the mix.
Rose (ankle) could return in 1-to-2 weeks after he underwent a minor procedure Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Rose's surgery treated a skin infection in the area of the ankle procedure that he underwent in December, but he could be back in action following a relatively brief absence. His return timetable will depend on his participation in team activities in the coming days, but his initial timetable is certainly encouraging. Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley should see increased run while Rose is sidelined.
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