• Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will miss his second straight game on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    The Knicks will also be without Dennis Smith Jr. (personal) and coach Fizdale said that he will roll with the same lineup that they started on Wednesday. There is no guarantee that Fizdale doesn't change his mind between now and Friday as he is known to make alterations to his starting lineup on a whim. If they do end up rolling out the same guys as Wednesday, their starting lineup will be RJ Barrett, Wayne Ellington, Julius Randle, Marcus Morris and Mitchell Robinson. Frank Ntilikina did end up playing the most point guard minutes than anyone on the team with 29 and is likely to be the primary point guard without both Payton and Smith Jr, despite coming off the bench.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter