Hezonja will start at power forward in Sunday's tilt against the Lakers, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.
Hezonja is sliding into the starting lineup with Dennis Smith (back) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) both out. Hezonja hasn't played in over a month but he'll figure to see a decently large role with the Knicks on Sunday while in the starting lineup.
As expected, Hezonja has been cleared to play after being on the sidelines for more than a month due to a bruised left leg. Given his lengthy absence, it's unclear what his role in the team's rotation will be right off the bat, as it is possible the swingman is limited in the early goings.
Hezonja (leg) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Spurs, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
Hezonja hasn't played in more than a calendar month, but he was back at practice Thursday and is expected to make his return Friday night. Given the long layoff, Hezonja could be limited initially, and it's unclear if he'll be able to reclaim the starting job he was holding down for three games before his injury.
Hezonja (leg) is out Tuesday against the Pacers.
There was some hope Hezonja could return Tuesday after being sidelined since Feb. 14 as a result of a bruised leg. However, he needs more time to recover, and his next chance to play arrives Friday against the Spurs.
Hezonja (leg) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Hezonja still hasn't returned to game action since suffering a leg injury Feb. 13, although he's now been slapped with a questionable tag prior to the last two contests, which means he's nearing full health. Hezonja's status figures to hinge on how he feels during Tuesday's shootaround.
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