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Kemba Walker was a late scratch for the New York Knicks after the team ruled him out for Saturday’s game against the OKC Thunder, due to left knee soreness.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said he’ll be tested further, but he could not provide a clearer update on Walker’s knee. The former All-Star faced several issues with his left knee in the past.

(per Marc Berman of NY Post):

“It was last minute,’’ Thibodeau said. “He was warming up, and something didn’t feel right. So, I haven’t talked to the trainers yet. It was a last-minute scratch.

“I don’t know, because he started his warm-up, and then he stopped. And then (the trainer) was looking at him and just felt, let’s get him examined, and then we’ll go from there.’’

Walker joined the Knicks last summer after OKC bought out the rest of his contract. The veteran guard became a free agent and signed a two-year, $18 million deal with his hometown team.

After coach Thibodeau put Walker in the ‘ice’ for several games, he rejoined New York’s starting lineup a couple of weeks ago, as the Knicks suffered a considerable number of injuries at the point guard position.