The New York Knicks have another injury to deal with. That’s after point guard Trey Burke injured his knee during a game against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. He’s not going to return to the ball game, but at least it doesn’t seem to be a serious one, with Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News reporting that initial X-Rays showed negative results.
Trey Burke has a sprained knee. X-Rays were negative. He's out for the night.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) December 1, 2018
Before getting forced to exit from the game, Burke was only able to see a minute of action, going just 0-for-1 from the field in a brief floor duty off the bench. With Burke ruled out for the rest of the contest, Emmanuel Mudiay and Frank Ntilikina are the only point guards left in the Knicks' lineup. Ntilikina, however, has yet to see action as of this writing, and it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of the night on the Knicks’ bench. It's an indication that he’s fallen off the team’s rotation.
Ron Baker, meanwhile, was earlier designated with an inactive label by the Knicks to accommodate big man Luke Kornet, who has just been recalled from the NBA G League, per Bondy.
Burke entered the Bucks game coming off a nice run in the month of November in which he averaged 14.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists on 21.9 minutes across 12 games.