The New York Knicks will hope to get back to winning ways after suffering their third loss in a row on Christmas Day to the 76ers. They’ll be playing the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday in a matchup of two teams hoping to find some form heading into the new year. One player who will desperately want to play in this matchup is Jalen Brunson, New York’s star point guard. Here’s a look at his status for the game.
Jalen Brunson injury updates
Update — Brunson has officially been ruled out for Tuesday vs. the Mavericks. So we don’t get any revenge narrative for Brunson going up against his former team. Immanuel Quickley should play more minutes and could start while Quinten Grimes makes for a super valuable play. Don’t sleep on Miles McBride off the bench as well. He has played meaningful minutes lately and may take over as a scorer for the second unit.
Update — Brunson is being called a game-time decision for Tuesday vs. the Mavericks. He didn’t go through shootaround this morning, which is usually an indication a player has a lower chance of playing. Still be ready to pivot onto or off of Brunson in DFS, he could pick up some leverage with the GTD tag.
Brunson is officially listed as questionable with a hip injury he suffered late in Sunday’s contest against Philadelphia. The Knicks aren’t going to risk their guard if there’s even a slight sign he’s struggling but Brunson made the move from Dallas to New York this offseason. He reportedly didn’t even give the Mavericks a chance to match an offer in free agency. There’s some bad blood here on both sides, and Brunson will do his best to be ready for the game.