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New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (ankle) is suffering from a left ankle sprain and has been tagged as questionable for Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors. As the leader of the offense, losing Brunson for any amount of time is a big blow to the Knicks. He's having a great season so far as he averages 24.8 points, 5.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game. If he has to miss his first game of the year, it's unclear whether Immanuel Quickley or Josh Hart would move into the starting five, but they both should see added minutes either way. Quentin Grimes may also see an uptick in opportunities in that scenario.
New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (ankle) may not play in Monday's meeting with the Toronto Raptors. Per Fred Katz of The Athletic, the 25-year-old will require "additional testing" on the ankle he injured in Friday's loss to the Boston Celtics. At this point, fantasy managers are used to this sort of thing from the oft-injured center, considering he's missed his share of time over the years. Nonetheless, an official designation has yet to be made public, although it's more than possible Mitchell will miss more than just a game or two. If he does, Isaiah Hartenstein could be in line for more work. On the other hand, Jericho Sims, who started 16 times last season, could reenter the rotation. Of course, both men have a way to go before earning a spot on most fantasy rosters.
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (knee) has popped up on the injury report as he's dealing with right knee inflammation. The fact that he appeared on the injury report in the afternoon of game day isn't a great sign for his prospects to play against the Toronto Raptors. If Randle is unable to play, Josh Hart would likely move up into the starting five to create a smaller lineup. Isaiah Hartenstein will probably see some added minutes off of the bench as well.
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson put together a huge night as he led the team to a six-point win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. The 27-year-old finished the game with 42 points on 13-for-24 shooting, eight assists, six rebounds, and one turnover. This was his second 40-point game of the season and the third time he put up eight assists. While he's still searching for his first double-double of the year, Brunson continues to contribute at a high level in all fantasy formats.
New York Knicks guard Quentin Grimes (wrist) is in danger of missing his third consecutive game as he deals with a left wrist sprain. He's currently tagged as questionable for Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. If he remains sidelined, Donte DiVincenzo will likely stay in the starting lineup and both Josh Hart and Immanuel Quickley will see added minutes off of the bench depending on the matchups they want to attack. Last game, against the Hornets, all three hovered around the 23-to-28-minute mark, so they could all be streaming options depending on the statistical needs.