Hicks (groin) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Lakers, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.
Hicks was forced to sit out Saturday's contest due to a strained right groin, but as expected, it wasn't anything overly serious. He's now been cleared for a return on Tuesday and he should slot into the frontcourt rotation. Considering Hicks has yet to take the court in summer league this year, his role is somewhat unclear, though his status as a two-way player suggests he could get extended run.
Hicks is out for Saturday's summer league game against the Hawks due to a strained right groin, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
There's no indication the injury is serious, but it's causing Hicks enough discomfort to keep him out Saturday. His next chance to play arrives Sunday.
Hicks appeared in just 18 games with New York last season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds across 13.3 minutes. He spent most of the year in the G-League, which he'll likely do again in 2018-19, where he posted 15.6 points and 7.8 rebounds.
Hicks wasn't much of an offensive threat during his rookie campaign although he did score in double figures twice. His season high came on the final day of the regular season when he went off for 15 points at Cleveland. The former National Champion at UNC will be looking to secure a new contract when free agency opens this summer.
Hicks had four points (1-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, and one block in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 97-73 loss to the Magic.
Hicks earned double-digit minutes for the eighth time, albeit in a blowout loss. He had seen just 18 minutes over his last three appearances combined, this after receiving double-digit minutes in each of his five previous appearances. With the Knicks long removed from playoff contention, there could be some chances for Hicks to put together decent stats over the final four tilts.
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