The New York Knicks put out an injury report and more-or-less the entire team was mentioned.

Bobby Portis was a full participant in practice with his left rib contusion. He’s listed as probable for Friday’s preseason game.

Damyean Dotson was limited in practice. He had right shoulder surgery in the offseason and is still working his way back. He’s out for tomorrow.

Kevin Knox has a strained right calf and was limited in practice. The Knicks say he is questionable for tomorrow.

Dennis Smith Jr. participated in practice, but not fully. He’s doubtful for tomorrow.

Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington, Amir Hinton, and Kenny Wooten did not practice. Bullock is not expected back for a while with the herniated disc. Ellington is sick, but may play tomorrow. Hinton and Wooten are both out for Friday, but who cares?

If I’m making the decisions, Portis should play while DSJ and Knox sit. Portis is likely good-to-go anyway, plus it doesn’t really matter if he gets injured (is that rude?). Knox and DSJ are supposed to be considered building blocks for the future. Just sit them and don’t worry about having them play in a preseason game. That’s the logical thing to do.

Finally, the best news is that while everyone is hurt, RJ Barrett is not among them. It’s all about him right now and if he gets hurt then this becomes a lost season. So far, so good.

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