Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to miss two to three weeks with a sprained left knee.
Gallinari was hurt Sunday during the fourth quarter of the team’s 98-92 victory over Indiana when Pacers swingman Brandon Rush lost his balance after driving for a layup and his right shoulder collided with Gallinari’s knee.
Gallinari said after the game he didn’t think the injury was much to worry about, and an MRI exam on Monday confirmed it was only a mild sprain.
The “Italian Stallion” is fourth on the team with 15.3 points per game.
In other Knicks news, rookie guard Landry Fields was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.
Fields ranked second in scoring among rookies (8.8 ppg), third in rebounding (7.9) and led all rookies in steals (1.23).
The Knicks host San Antonio Tuesday.
(The AP contributed)
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.