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New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose expected back after inconclusive test

Feb 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (4) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

New York guard Derrick Rose is expected back for the team’s next game after an inconclusive COVID-19 test result forced him out of the Knicks’ contest Tuesday night, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Rose subsequently tested negative and was allowed to fly back with the team after the Knicks’ loss at San Antonio, per the reports. He’ll be cleared to play Thursday against Detroit, provided he tests negative Wednesday and pregame.

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Frank Ntilikina started in Rose’s absence against the Spurs.

Rose, 32, is averaging 12.5 points and 4.9 assists per game in 10 games (three starts) with the Knicks since coming over from the Pistons last month.

–Field Level Media