Ntilikina (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
Ntilikina's attempt to come back before season's end turned out to be a failure, as after tweaking his groin in Sunday's game against the Clippers, the Knicks have elected to shut down the young point guard to avoid worsening the injury. Ntilikina appeared in just 43 games for the Knicks in second NBA season, and with the team's acquisition of Dennis Smith, his future with the team is murky heading into the offseason.
Ntilikina (groin) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Raptors.
No surprise here after Ntilikina appeared to aggravate his groin injury Sunday against the Clippers. The same issue previously shelved him for nearly two months, so the Knicks won't take any chances and will keep him out Thursday night.
Ntilikina (groin) did not take part in Tuesday's practice, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Ntilikina tweaked his troublesome groin during Sunday's game against the Clippers, and while he appears to have avoided a major setback, it's still very much unclear if he'll be available for Friday's game against the Raptors. He's slated to be re-evaluated Wednesday, per Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record.
Ntilikina departed Sunday's game against the Clippers with a groin injury and is not expected to return, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
While the Knicks are yet to provide details, this is clearly not a good sign for Ntilikina, who had missed nearly two months with a groin injury before making his return Friday against Denver. The second-year guard should be considered day-to-day until further notice. Prior to exiting, Ntilikina tallied one rebound and two turnovers in seven minutes of action.
Ntilikina produced five points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, and four rebounds in 25 minutes during Friday's 111-93 loss to the Nuggets.
Ntilikina returned to the lineup following a two-month absence with a groin strain. While he struggled with his shot, the 20-year-old sophomore took care of possession (zero turnovers) and earned a decent load of playing time in this his first game back. With Knicks coach David Fizdale focused on funneling minutes toward the younger players on the roster, Ntilikina seems likely to see consistent burn across the final nine games of 2018-19.
Ntilikina (groin) is listed as available to play in Friday's game against the Nuggets.
It has been two months since Ntilikina last took the floor, but after a long recovery from a groin strain, the Frenchman will be back in action Friday. Despite his extended absence, coach David Fizdale noted the guard will play "significant minutes."
Ntilikina (groin) is questionable for Friday's game against Denver, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.
Since the Knicks did not go through a full practice Thursday, its difficult to gauge exactly what kind of shape the point guard is in, but there still appears to be a chance Ntilikina makes his return Friday after a two-month absence. Expect him to be a game-time decision.
Ntilikina is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
Ntilikina's absence is approaching two whole months due to a strained groin, but given that he was recently cleared to practice with New York's G League affiliate, it appears a return is on the horizon for the young point guard. His next opportunity to play will be Friday when the Knicks host the Nuggets.
Ntilikina (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Jazz, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
After a successful practice in the G League with the Westchester Knicks, it appears Ntilikina may be able to make his first NBA appearance since Jan. 27. It's not immediately clear what sort of role he'll play with New York for the remainder of the season, but he's averaging 21.3 minutes on the year as a whole.
Ntilikina (groin) has been cleared to practice with the Knicks' G League affiliate, Ian Begley of ESPN reports.
Ntilikina hasn't played in nearly two months, but this is a major step in the right direction as he finally appears to have moved past the strained groin that's kept him out since Jan. 27. The second-year guard will practice with the Westchester Knicks on Tuesday before returning to the NBA club in advance of Wednesday's matchup with the Jazz. It's unclear if he'll actually be cleared in play in that contest, however.
Ntilikina (groin) remains out for Monday's game against Toronto.
Ntilikina will remain sidelined for yet another contest, but there's still hope the Knicks will get the second-year guard back before the end of the regular season. Ntilikina has not played since Jan. 27.
Ntilikina (groin) won't play in Sunday's game against the Lakers, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.
Ntilkina hasn't played since January but had hopes of returning for Sunday's game against the Lakers. The Knicks have no reason to rush him back and appear to be taking a cautious approach with the young point guard. It remains unclear exactly when Ntilkina will return to action for New York.
Ntilikina (groin) won't be available for the Knicks' upcoming three-game road trip that begins Sunday in Minnesota and concludes Friday in San Antonio, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
The Knicks held out some hope that the second-year guard might be ready to play Friday, but the decision to exclude him from the road trip entirely suggests he's still not that close to returning to full health. Ntilikina is slated to ramp up his basketball activities this week back in New York and could have a shot to play in the Knicks' first game after the road trip March 17 versus the Lakers.
Ntilikina (groin) will remain out for at least the next three games, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Ntilikina was unable to practice Friday, and with the Knicks hitting the road for a two-game trip, they won't have another session until later next week. As such, Ntilikina will remain out for Saturday's game against the Kings, as well as Sunday's game in Minnesota and Tuesday's game in Indianapolis. The hope is that he'll be able to get back on the floor during practice Wednesday or Thursday, and if all goes well, he could make his return Friday against the Spurs.
Ntilikina (groin) is still without a firm timetable to return from the sore groin that's kept him out for the last 12 contests, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.
Ntilikina was re-evaluated by the team on Friday, but the examination didn't yield any new information, with the Knicks indicated only that the young guard "continues to improve." While Ntilikina has been able to take part in some conditioning exercises, he hasn't been on the court since Jan. 27, and it's unclear how realistic his chances are to be back within the next few weeks.
Ntilikina (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Spurs, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.
A groin strain has kept Ntilikina on the sidelines since Jan. 28, but he is nearing a return. Now that he has been ruled out Sunday his next opportunity to return will be Tuesday''s matchup with the Magic.
Ntilikina (groin) is listed as out for Friday's game against Minnesota.
Ntilikina has been sidelined since Jan. 28 due to a groin strain, and even after getting much-needed time off during the All-Star break, he won't be ready to roll to kick off the second half of the season. He'll be considered day-to-day until the Knicks release another update on his availability.
Ntilikina (groin) did not participate in Wednesday's practice and will be re-evaluated Friday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Ntilikina has been sidelined for almost a month with a groin injury, and with the Knicks set to take the floor again Friday, it appears unlikely that the point guard will be able to play by then. Look for an update on his status at some point Friday morning.
Ntilikina (groin) is expected to remain out until after the All-Star break, a source told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
When Ntilikina first suffered the groin injury Jan. 27, initial reports suggested the second-year guard would be sidelined for at least 1-to-2 weeks. With that period having since passed and no reports having surfaced indicating that Ntilikina is ready to resume practicing, it's not surprising that his return to action isn't considered imminent. The Frenchman now looks due to miss at least five more contests, providing the likes of Kadeem Allen, Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier with some added stability in the rotation.
Ntilikina (groin) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.
Ntilikina has reached the short end of the 1-to-2-week timeline the Knicks estimated for his recovery from the strained groin, but there's no indication that his return to game action is imminent. It wouldn't be surprising if the Knicks held him out of each of their final five games before the All-Star break to ensure he opens the second half in optimal health.
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