The Knicks can be briefed again on Friday night against the Sun.
Michelle Robinson (concussion protocol), Derrick Rose (sprained ankle) and Taj Gibson (sore groin) are listed as questionable after Tuesday’s home win over the Lakers in the Garden.
Friday’s visit is the back-to-back games for the Red-Hot The Suns (14-game winning streak) Knicks, including their first trip to Atlanta this season after Trey Young and the Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs. In June.
The Knicks have no media availability on Thanksgiving, but coach Tim Thibodeau said Wednesday Robinson was “making progress” and going through “all protocols” with Houston’s elbow in his nose at Houston’s Jay’s Tate on Saturday night. Win on the rockets.
“If he clears up, he’ll go,” Thibodeau said when asked about Robinson on Wednesday, who has appeared in 15 of the Knicks’ 18 games following his ankle surgery that reduced his previous season in March. “There’s a progression to that, so he’s facing every step of the way, and he has a lot more before he clears up.”
Thibodeau added Wednesday that Rose and Gibson have “done a little” in practice but they are still being treated day by day. Tuesday’s game against the Lakers saw 33-year-old Rose sit for the first time this season. Gibson, 36, missed each of the team’s previous three contests.
Despite recent absences, former lottery pick Kevin Knox has not been off the bench in the last eight games since the one-minute game on Nov. 7 against the Cavaliers. The ninth overall pick in 2018 from Kentucky has logged seven minutes in three appearances this season, scoring just one.
With Rose out, Thibodeau used rookie Quentin Grimes for five scoreless minutes off the bench in Tuesday’s win over the Lakers.