Per Ian Begley of ESPN New York, New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose will return to the lineup Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Derrick Rose told reporters that he will play tonight vs. the Lakers and “nothing’s wrong” with his back. It was confirmed by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Derrick Rose tells reporters in LA that he's playing tonight vs. LAL & there's "nothing wrong" with his back anymore, per @ramonashelburne.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 11, 2016
Rose told reporters after practice on Saturday that he felt ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. There was no word on his status however after missing two games due to back spasms.
With Rose returning to the lineup the Knicks get a huge scoring boost. Brandon Jennings can return to his more comfortable role with the second unit and the starting lineup can go back to normal.
The Knicks tip off against the Lakers at the Staples Center at 9:30 p.m. ET on MSG.
In 21 games, Rose is averaging 31.9 minutes, 16.7 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.1 rebounds, on a slash line of .450/.250/.842.