Jalen Brunson returned to motion for the Knicks on Saturday.

After he practiced Friday and went via warmups, the staff introduced Brunson could be good to go towards the Denver Nuggets on the Backyard.

Brunson missed 5 of the previous six video games with a left foot harm, which he known as a bone bruise on Friday.

Jalen Brunson, dribbling towards the Pelicans final month, returning to the Knicks lineup on Saturday.

“It makes us entire once more,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau stated pregame.

Certainly, getting Brunson again was an enormous step for the Knicks.

The purpose guard was averaging 23.8 factors and 6.1 assists per recreation coming into Saturday, and although the Knicks went 3-3 whereas he was harm, it’s exhausting to switch him.

Brunson did attempt to return throughout a March 7 contest towards the Sacrament Kings, however didn’t not return within the second half.

Thibodeau was noncommittal on whether or not there could be a minutes restriction in place for Brunson towards Denver, which leads the Western Convention at 47-23.

“You’re gonna be capable of inform whether or not he wants an earlier break or no matter it’s that he wants,” Thibodeau stated. “You’re gonna have tips that you simply use however there’s no exhausting half-hour and 30 seconds, it’s 28 minutes and 22 seconds [as a limit]. It’s OK, right here’s a tenet and we go from there.”

Brunson scored 16 factors in 18 first half minutes.