Knicks get look at potential life without Julius Randle

MIAMI — Earlier this week, the team-run MSG Network Twitter handle posted a video of RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin sitting on the bench together. It was entitled “The Future.” The caption was eyebrow-raising, considering Toppin plays Julius Randle’s position of power forward. Last August, Randle signed a four-year, $118 million contract extension. Neither Toppin … Read more

Knicks still face ‘profound rebuild’ and a not quick fix

Well, this much we can say with a fair amount of confidence: It isn’t all No. 30’s fault. The wreckage of this 2021-22 Knicks season can’t be draped exclusively around Julius Randle’s shoulders, and it can’t be dumped entirely at his feet. Logically, you would think most Knicks fans understood, and understand, that. But when … Read more

Julius Randle falls apart as Knicks lose to Jaz

On a night the Knicks needed Julius Randle to be a Garden star against the mighty Jazz, he laid an egg while Donovan Mitchell shined. The Knicks blew a big opportunity to make March more interesting with a 108-93 loss Sunday to the Jazz as Randle stunk out the Garden and heard well-deserved late boos. … Read more

Knicks’ Julius Randle shed tears over Kenny Payne’s departure

At Friday’s introductory press conference in Louisville, former Knicks assistant coach Kenny Payne said he, Knicks president Leon Rose and senior advisor William Wesley had “cried six, seven times a day” over his decision to leave for his alma mater. Payne left out Julius Randle, the former Kentucky stud whom Payne recruited out of Dallas … Read more

Kevin Durant drops 53 as Nets top Knicks with Kyrie courtside

Kyrie Irving was courtside but inligible. Ben Simmons was hurt. But Kevin Durant was dominant. That’s all the Nets needed. Durant carried Brooklyn to a 110-107 win over the rival Knicks on Sunday amid chants of “MVP! MVP!” at Barclays Center. Durant poured in 53 points, the second-most in what will surely be a Hall … Read more

Ja Morant’s big night sinks Knicks in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Last month the Knicks couldn’t compete with the young and speedy Grizzlies at the Garden. But they have become a new team in March, and the Knicks looked on the verge of upsetting the Grizzlies in building a 15-point lead late in the third quarter. But the Grizzlies proved too good and … Read more

Randle, Knicks storm past Mavericks for third straight win

DALLAS — It’s now three in Big D. Boosted by a first half of crushing dominance, the Knicks held on for their third straight victory on this six-game road trip and bludgeoned the red-hot Mavericks in a 107-77 stunner Wednesday at American Airlines Center. With Julius Randle’s wife, Kendra, young son, Kyden, and his mother, … Read more

Julius Randle’s career-high 46 points spark Knicks’ win over Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Julius Randle got fined by the NBA on Sunday and got even on Monday. This time it was the Knicks’ turn to rally from a big shortage and capture a desperately needed victory. Randle exploded for a career-high 46 points to lead a 44-point third-quarter barrage as the Knicks rallied from 19 … Read more

Knicks rout Clippers in rare laugher to end seven-game skid

LOS ANGELES — RJ Barrett erupted, Julius Randle didn’t get ejected and the Knicks didn’t blow a big lead as they ended their seven-game losing streak with a stunning 116-93 pounding of the Clippers on Sunday at Arena . In the third quarter, trailing by double digits, Clippers point guard Reggie Jackson soared in … Read more

Julius Randle’s erratic psyche a growing knicks concern

LOS ANGELES — Out of the desolate locker-room area inside Footprint Center in Phoenix late Friday night, Knicks president Leon Rose, chief adviser William Wesley and executive Allan Houston trudged gravely down the hallway with glum faces. They had watched not just another loss, but a traumatic one against the depleted Suns, who were missing … Read more