OG Anunoby can return for the Knicks during their two games against a depleted 76ers team

The Knicks have a two-game schedule with the 76ers between now and Tuesday, giving them a prime opportunity to reinstate Anunoby into the mix and replicate the impact he had on their winning efforts once he joined the team on 1 January.

Anunoby catalyzed a 12-2 stretch in January and posted the highest plus/minus for a player in his first five games with a new franchise. The Knicks looked like real championship contenders with him in the lineup. This was amplified by the deadline acquisitions of Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons.

Since he went down, New York has gone 8-9. They could desperately use the 15.6 points, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks that his absence has deprived them of over the last month and a half.