Damian Lillard, Jerami Grant injury update for Blazers vs. Knicks

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to drop further down the Western Conference standings seemingly with each game. The team is 3-7 in its last 10 and is two games back of the final play-in spot as of March 14.

The Blazers have an opportunity to earn a win tonight and close that gap (or lose and increase their lottery odds) against the New York Knicks.

Portland has been ravaged by injuries over the last six weeks, though, with Damian Lillard and Jerami Grant the latest members of the walking wounded.

What’s their status against New York? Here’s the Blazers injury report for tonight against the Knicks.

Jerami Grant out, Damian Lillard still questionable for Blazers vs. Knicks

According to Aaron J. Fentress of OregonLive.com, Grant is out tonight and Lillard’s status remains a mystery. Trendon Watford will take Grant’s spot in the starting five.

Jerami suffered a left hip contusion in Portland’s loss to New Orleans two nights ago, while Lillard sat out and saw the Blazers lose a game with postseason implications by 17 points.

On a positive note for Portland, Fentress adds that Jalen Brunson will be out for New York.

Full injury report for Blazers vs. Knicks

Portland: Out – Grant (thigh), Justise Winslow (knee), Ibou Badji (knee). Game-time decision: Lillard (calf)

New York: Out – Brunson 

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