Mitchell Robinson returned after missing 15 games with a broken hand, scoring four points and six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench in the Knicks overtime 101-100 defeat in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Robinson also went off the pitch in the fourth quarter. He was assisted by a coach on the bench and did not return to the game.
Tom Thibodeau had said before the game that Robinson will initially play in second unit as he resumes his conditioning after starting in each of his first 27 appearances this season.
“It will probably come off the bench and then we’ll see where it ends up. But eventually he’ll be back in the starting lineup, “said Thibodeau.” It was a hand injury, so he was able to do a lot of cardio. But it’s different from playing in a game. We’ll look at it closely with ours. medical staff and we’ll see where it is when it gets out there”.