Knicks, Tom Thibodeau provides encouraging update on injuries

The Knicks will begin the second half of their season on Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Luckily for them, it appears reinforcements are on the way, according to The Athletic’s Fred Katz.

“Coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday that he expects Hartenstein, DiVincenzo and Bogdanović to return the next time the Knicks play, Thursday in Philadelphia.

Hartenstein told The Athletic that he does not consider the Achilles injury serious (which the team says is a tendinopathy and not a tear), even though he has been nursing it since last season,” Katz wrote.

This is certainly an encouraging update as the Knicks will be able to run a rotation of players on full-time NBA contracts for the first time in weeks. Another encouraging update Katz provided concerned Randle.

Randle is pushing to play like he does now, as he is no stranger to playing through pain. But, with what the team hopes is a deep run in the NBA playoffs, they will show as much caution as possible. But there is optimism that he will be able to return to the field with time remaining in the regular season.