Josh Hart becomes Knicks’ latest injury concern

The long-standing names have not changed on the Knicks’ injury report, but a new key player has been added for Thursday’s home game against the Kings.

Julius Randle (shoulder) and OG Anunoby (elbow) remain out for the Knicks, but workhorse wing Josh Hart also is dealing with a sprained right wrist and has been listed as questionable for Thursday’s game.

Hart only has sat out once all season — Jan. 18 against the Wizards — due to knee maintenance.

He is averaging 33.2 minutes in 74 appearances this season, but that number rises to 41.0 per game over 29 consecutive starts since Randle and Anunoby first departed the lineup following a Jan. 27 win over the Heat.


nicks guard Josh Hart (3) passes the basketball as Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier (2) and center Bam Adebayo (13) defend.
nicks guard Josh Hart (3) passes the basketball as Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier (2) and center Bam Adebayo (13) defend USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

Hart, who has registered the first six triple-doubles of his career over that span, played 46 minutes in Tuesday’s loss in Miami, but he took only three shots in the game.

“[My] mental is good. Just gotta keep going physically, that’s another note,” said Hart, who was seen icing the wrist at Tuesday’s morning shootaround. “At this point, you just gotta try to fight through the fatigue, fight through the injuries. Everyone is feeling something, so you just can’t harp on that.”

Mitchell Robinson also has been listed as questionable again with a sprained left ankle.

He has appeared in three of the past four games following a three-month absence since December surgery on the same ankle, including 10 scoreless minutes off the bench in Tuesday’s loss.

Kevin Huerter (shoulder) and Malik Monk (knee) are out for the Kings.


A source confirmed that veteran guard Alec Burks has switched agencies from Octagon to Klutch Sports ahead of his pending unrestricted free agency this summer.


Golden State Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski (2) guards New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half at Chase Center.
Golden State Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski (2) guards New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half at Chase Center. John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks had no Klutch clients on their roster after trading Cam Reddish last season, but team president Leon Rose met with Klutch head Rich Paul in February to hash out issues between the sides.

The 32-year-old Burks played only three minutes in Tuesday’s loss, and he’s shooting just 31.4 percent from the floor in 20 games with the Knicks following a February trade from the Pistons.

— Additional reporting by Stefan Bondy

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