March 31, 2017, 3:38 pm
The Knicks have ruled Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose out of Friday’s game.
Both are serious shutdown risks and owners are probably facing a very tough call in terms of an add / drop right now. With the two aging stars out of action, expect Ron Baker to run the point while a handful of guys will pick up Anthony’s minutes at the three and four. Willy Hernangomez should get some extra leash while Mindaugas Kuzminskas should be firmly in the rotation. Perhaps most importantly, this leaves Kristaps Porzingis as New York’s focal point. You’d think that would’ve been the case since opening night, but here we are.