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Knicks at Wolves: Who is Playing?

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A long injury list for the Wolves as they host the hapless Knicks on the second night of a home back to back.

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Knicks at Wolves
7:00 pm CDT
FS North

This one’s gonna be short and sweet: The Wolves host the Knicks tonight, the current front runner for most ping pong balls in the upcoming lottery. The Knicks are 4-25 in 2019, which is an impressive non-achievement. One of those losses was to the Wolves, who got a rare road win at the Garden just after the All-Star break.

For the Wolves, the question is who is going to be available to play. We know Robert Covington and Luol Deng remain out, Andrew Wiggins missed last night’s contest with a thigh bruise. Karl-Anthony Towns is listed as questionable as of this writing after last night’s scare, but it’s hard for me to believe they would take any risk at all with him. Derrick Rose often has trouble playing back to back games, and he went 30 minutes in last night’s overtime win.

In other words, the cupboard is pretty bare when it comes to the Wolves roster, but the bright side is we might see even more of guys like Keita Bates-Diop, who got his first start last night and impressed, and Cam Reynolds, who is on his second ten-day contract with the team and also looked like he belonged in his first extended run last night.

Expected Lineups

Knicks

Dennis Smith Jr.
Damyean Dotson
Lance Thomas
Kevin Knox
DeAndre Jordan

Wolves*

Jeff Teague
Josh Okogie
Keita Bates-Diop
Dario Saric
Gorgui Dieng

*But really who the eff knows?

Our friends over at Posting and Toasting have the Knicks side of things.