He is expected to miss 7-10 days. The Knicks have a hefty schedule coming up and he’ll be missing quite some action. The team will play four games in the next week.
The rookie injured his calf in the opener against the Indiana Pacers. Toppin scored nine points and recorded three points and two blocks in 24 minutes of playing time.
The Knicks selected the rookie out of Dayton with the eighth overall pick. The 22-year old from Brooklyn declared for the draft after his redshirt sophomore season.
As a result, it looks like Kevin Knox will probably get more playing time. Outside of Julius Randle, the Knicks have Knox and Ignas Brazdeikis at the power forward position. Omari Spellman is currently nursing an injury. Brazdeikis barely has any experience which doesn’t help matters whatsoever.
As a matter of fact, rookie Obi Toppin is not the only injured Knick. Along with Spellman, Austin Rivers and rookie Immanuel Quickley are nursing injuries. Quickley will miss a few games with a hip flexor injury. Rivers is missing time with a groin injury.