Things went from bad to worse for the Knicks tonight, as Pablo Prigioni left the game with an injury before Bradley Beal‘s game-winner dropped New York to 7-17 on the season. The team announced (via Twitter) that Prigioni suffered a hairline fracture of his toe, which won’t require surgery, but will sideline him for the next couple weeks. According to coach Mike Woodson (Twitter link via Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv), the Knicks could call up Chris Smith from the D-League or play Iman Shumpert at the point, but it’s fair to wonder if another injury and another loss could prompt the club to acquire Kyle Lowry or another point guard.
Here’s more from around the Atlantic Division on Monday night:
- Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report (Twitter link) hears the Rockets like Jeff Green in a possible Omer Asik trade, but the Celtics are still an unlikely partner. Chris Mannix of SI.com adds (via Twitter) that there’s no traction to any Asik/Green talks between the two sides.
- According to Mannix (via Twitter), several NBA execs have pegged Avery Bradley for a deal in the four-year, $30MM range next summer.
- There’s nothing imminent on the trade front for either the Sixers or Celtics at the moment, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link) and Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald respectively.