Three additional days and not using a scheduled recreation couldn’t get Jalen Brunson again into the Knicks’ lineup Monday evening in opposition to the Rockets.

The $104 million level guard missed his second straight contest with a difficult proper hand, and he now has sat out seven instances within the Knicks’ final 11 general with two totally different accidents.

The primary 5 video games with out Brunson earlier this month had been as a result of a bruised left foot.

Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) appears for a gap
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However after returning to play three video games via Wednesday’s go to to Miami, he sat out Knicks’ loss the next evening in Orlando with the difficulty on his non-shooting hand.

Brunson stored his hand inside a hoodie pocket whereas on the bench all through the Magic recreation, however he was seen afterward sporting a plastic brace over his hand and wrist.

Neither the Knicks nor coach Tom Thibodeau have mentioned what sort of testing Brunson has undergone, though the coach had mentioned that Brunson practiced totally on Sunday.

The previous Villanova star was listed as questionable and as a game-time choice in opposition to the Rockets.

Immanuel Quickley began once more at level guard for the Knicks, who face the Warmth in a key playoff positioning matchup Wednesday at MSG.