The New York Knicks have announced that power forward Julius Randle is out with an ankle injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. This is an unfortunate time for the Knicks who are fighting to clinch a 2022-23 NBA Playoff spot and secure better seeding in it as well. With the regular season near the end, there is a real chance that Randle could miss time to start the first round of the NBA Playoffs. It is unlikely that the Knicks will fall to the play-in spots, but avoiding that is vital for the team.
Knicks say Julius Randle sustained a sprained left ankle in last night’s game against Miami. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) March 30, 2023
This season with the New York Knicks, Julius Randle is averaging 25.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 46 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.3 percent. Randle is a vital member of the team and getting him healthy for the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs is vital if the team hopes to compete in the first round. The New York Knicks are currently sitting as the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference Standings with an overall record of 44-33. They are four games behind the four seed and 2.5 games ahead of the six seed.