Knicks injury update: Reddish, Rose return vs Grizzlies, Brunson available

Cam Reddish, New York Knicks

The New York Knicks will get a much-needed boost in time for their Sunday afternoon matchup against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

Cam Reddish (sore groin) and Derrick Rose (sore toe) are scheduled to return to the lineup, while Jalen Brunson will be available after being initially listed as questionable with a contused right quad.

Quentin Grimes will remain in the starting lineup in Reddish’s first game back.

Grimes put up 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 31.9 minutes as a starter over New York’s last three games in Reddish’s absence.

On the other hand, Reddish averaged 10.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in eight games as a starter before missing the last three games.

Reddish made a splash during the Knicks-Grizzlies’ first meeting in the season opener, scoring 22 points, including the game-tying triple at the end of the regulation.

With the complement of a full roster, it will be interesting to see Tom Thibodeau’s rotation. He’s deployed a 10-man rotation over the last three games, using all three centers as Mitchell Robinson gets back into game shape following an eight-game absence due to sprained right knee.

The Knicks are coming off a tough overtime loss to Portland at home last Friday and have lost three of their previous four games.

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