The New York Knicks will be without their star player Julius Randle for at least three weeks of action after dislocating his right shoulder in the match on Saturday, January 27, against the Miami Heat.
The New York Knicks forward won’t play until All-Star weekend.
Randle’s injury occurred after a hard fall while driving to the basket with the ball near the end of the Knicks’ win over Miami. He underwent several tests and was given several treatment options.
Those led by Tom Thibodeau indicated Thursday that Randle will be reevaluated in two or three weeks. The Knicks have their last game before the break on February 14 and won’t play until February 22, which is exactly three weeks from now.
Randle averaged 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Knicks went 14-2 in January and have won eight in a row.
Knicks Coach Tom Thibodeau was named NBA Coach of the Month
The Knicks had their best month in 30 years, and Tom Thibodeau gets credit for it.
Thibodeau was chosen as the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January, the NBA announced Thursday. The Knicks went 14-2 in the first month of 2024 and are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, including the best four-week stretch in franchise history in 30 years.
Thibodeau beat JB Bickerstaff of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rick Carlisle of the Indiana Pacers, and Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics.
The Clippers coach, Tyronn Lue, was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for January after leading Los Angeles to a 12-3 record.