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Knicks PF Julius Randle will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks with dislocated shoulder

Randle suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter January 27 against Miami.

Miami Heat v New York Knicks
Julius Randle of the New York Knicks reacts after an injury against the Miami Heat in the second half at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2024 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Heat 125-109.
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February 1 update: The Knicks say Randle will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks with a dislocated shoulder. That’s a good sign in terms of the structural damage or lack thereof for Randle, who will be a nice boost when he returns for a Knicks team that looks like a legitimate contender.


Monday update: According to Shams Charania, Randle’s MRI showed no significant damage and that’s a huge sigh of relief for the red-hot Knicks. New York is expecting the forward to miss at least a few weeks.


New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle suffered a dislocated shoulder late in Saturday’s win over the Miami Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Even though the X-ray didn’t show much damage according to Woj, Randle is expected to miss some time with a MRI pending.

Randle has been a great complementary star for New York, averaging 24.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and five assist per game entering Saturday’s contest. He finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists in the win over Miami. We’ll see how long he’s out but the Knicks are in the midst of a six-game winning streak and likely see an opportunity to make a run at a top-3 seed in the East. That becomes less probable if Randle misses significant time.

Look for Precious Achiuwa and OG Anunoby to absorb most of Randle’s minutes, while Anunoby and Josh Hart probably see more shots overall in the offense. The Knicks are a bit thin in the frontcourt with Mitchell Robinson out, so New York might make a fringe move now at the trade deadline depending on how long Randle is out.