On Thursday, the New York Knicks announced that All-Star forward Julius Randle would be out of play for at least two weeks due to a damaged left ankle. During Wednesday’s 101-92 victories over the Miami Heat, the veteran player, who is 28 years old, suffered the injury.
Randle, who signed with the Knicks in 2019 after being a free agent, is contributing 25.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game for a team now in fifth place. The Knicks broke their playoff drought of seven seasons in 2021 thanks to the rise of Randle, although they were eliminated in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks. After stepping back in 2022, Randle and New York failed to qualify for the postseason. However, the Knicks are currently on track to qualify for the postseason once again, and they will most likely finish as the fifth seed unless there is a significant shift in the results of the remaining five games of the season.
When he did so earlier this season, Randle joined Carmelo Anthony and Allan Houston as the only Knicks to make multiple All-Star games in this century.