Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett miss Friday’s game vs. Wizards

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Knicks players…

Nov. 17, 6:42 p.m.

After Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau gave a few updates on his players prior to Friday’s game at the Washington Wizards, the team made it official that both Quentin Grimes and RJ Barrett will miss it.

First, Quentin Grimes was ruled out for the game earlier in the day. Grimes left Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter with a sprained left wrist. With the short turnaround, it’s not surprising Grimes was ruled out.

RJ Barrett, who missed the last two games with a migraine, was considered a game-time decision but ultimately was ruled out prior to tip due to the same ailment.

Nov. 16, 5:17 p.m.

After leaving Wednesday’s win against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter with a left hand injury, the Knicks diagnosed Quentin Grimes with a sprained left wrist, according to Newsday’s Steve Popper. He is questionable for Friday’s game against the Washington Wizards.

In 11 games this season, Grimes is averaging 8.1 points, on 42.7 percent shooting. He’s also averaging 24.7 minutes per game, down from his career-high 29.9 minutes last season.

In addition, the Knicks also consider RJ Barrett, who has missed the last two games with a migraine, as questionable for Friday’s game.

Nov. 15, 10:35 p.m.

Quentin Grimes exited Wednesday’s win over Hawks with bruised left hand, Tom Thibodeau said after the game.

With 10:45 to play in the fourth quarter, Grimes went up to contest a layup by Atlanta’s Bogdan Bogdanovic and appeared to get his left thumb caught against the Hawks’ shooting guard’s arm. Grimes went back to the locker room and did not return.

The Knicks head coach said he did not know if Grimes had already undergone X-rays.

Nov. 15, 6:08 p.m.

RJ Barrett remains out of the starting lineup with migraines and will miss his second consecutive game Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Barrett has been traveling with the team and while head coach Tom Thibodeau said the small forward is feeling better, he’s still considered day-to-day.

Nov. 13, 7:19 p.m.

RJ Barrett will not play against the Boston Celtics on Monday night as he is dealing with a migraine.

Evan Fournier will also not play as he is away from the team due to personal reasons. He is expected to rejoin the team on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Nov. 6, 5:53 p.m.

RJ Barrett will return to the court for the Knicks on Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, playing for the first time since Oct. 31.

Barrett missed New York’s last two games with left knee soreness and in his absence, the Knicks went 0-2 while struggling mightily to make shots, specifically from beyond the arc.

Nov. 5, 1:00 p.m.

Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said that RJ Barrett was a full participant at practice Sunday after missing the team’s past two games due to left knee soreness.

Thibodeau added that the Knicks “will see how he feels tomorrow,” but if all goes well, Barrett is expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night at The Garden.

Over four games this season, Barrett is averaging 21 points on 45.3% shooting (both career-highs) with three rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. New York is 2-2 with Barrett playing, but 0-2 without him this season.

Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m.

RJ Barrett has been ruled out for Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks due to left knee soreness.

This is the second straight game that the forward will miss with the injury, and head coach Tom Thibodeau says he remains day-to-day.

As he did on Wednesday night against the Cavs, Josh Hart will take Barrett’s place in the starting lineup.

Prior to the injury, Barrett was averaging a team-high 22.0 points to go along with 2.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds over the first four games of the season.

Nov. 1, 7:10 p.m.

The Knicks announced prior to Wednesday’s tip against the Cleveland Cavaliers that RJ Barrett will miss the game with what the team is calling a sore left knee.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Barrett was a game-time decision after he experienced some soreness in his knee. Barrett played 25 minutes in Tuesday’s win against the Cavs, going 5-for-13 with 16 points and three rebounds.

Barrett was entering Wednesday’s game with 4984 career points. He’ll have to wait until the Knicks’ next game, Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks, to potentially reach the 5000-point plateau.

Oct. 18, 6:00 p.m.

Immanuel Quickley will miss the Knicks preseason finale Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, Tom Thibodeau announced.

The guard is “nicked up just a little bit,” the head coach said. This is the second straight game Quickley has missed after sitting out Tuesday night’s defeat at Boston.

The Knicks will open the regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Madison Square Garden against the Celtics.

Oct. 13, 2:28 p.m.

There has been some mystery surrounding Josh Hart after he did not appear in the preseason opener and head coach Tom Thibodeau admitted on Friday that the forward is indeed “nicked up,”  but stopped short of categorizing it as an injury.

“[He’s] nicked up a little bit, but not anything lingering or anything like that,” he said. “Just want to make sure we take care of that stuff now so he’s not carrying it into the season.”

As far as playing in Saturday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Thibodeau said, “We’ll see how he responds…just taking it day-by-day. … but I think he’s moving pretty good. We’ll see tomorrow. I think he’ll play a little bit.”

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