The New York Knicks kicked off their first game back at MSG with a win over the Clippers on Monday, and their next challenge will be Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs. San Antonio (3-4) is off to a better start than expected, as Wembanyama has assimilated well into the NBA.
Wednesday’s contest will be nationally televised on ESPN, and all eyes will be on the French phenom’s first game in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” The 19-year-old has played in all seven contests and is averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game.
The Spurs will likely be without one of their key young players, while New York has a clean injury report. After missing RJ Barrett for two games due to knee soreness, he dropped 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting in New York’s 111-97 win over Los Angeles.
Victor Wembanyama’s status for tonight’s game vs. Knicks
Victor Wembanyama is available to play on Wednesday.
RJ Barrett’s status for tonight’s game vs. Spurs
RJ Barrett is available to play. After Monday’s game, he admitted that he’s dealing with lingering knee soreness but that he will stay on top of treatment.
Projected starting lineups tonight
- Jalen Brunson
- Quentin Grimes
- RJ Barrett
- Julius Randle
- Mitchell Robinson
- Jeremy Sochan
- Malaki Branham
- Keldon Johnson
- Victor Wembanyama
- Zach Collins
Knicks injury report
There are no players on New York’s injury report.
Spurs injury report
Keldon Johnson (wrist soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday while Devin Vassell will be returning from injury.
New York’s next five opponents
New York will host Charlotte on Sunday before going on a five-game road trip.
Nov. 12 vs. Charlotte
Nov. 13 at Boston
Nov. 15 at Atlanta
Nov. 17 at Washington
Nov. 18 at Charlotte