Getty Julius Randle and Kendra Randle attend Julius Randle’s Haute Living Celebration with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Mr Chow on November 10, 2022 in New York City.
Kendra Randle attacked his man’s critics after Julius Randle’s fifth straight 20-point game and got the New York Knicks back to winning ways.
“My [timeline] “It was super quiet,” the Knicks star’s wife posted on X (formerly Twitter) with quiet emojis, citing a post with her husband’s five solid game stats.
Randle, the most polarizing Knicks player since Carmelo Anthony, overcame his shooting issues early in the season.
The two-time All-Star forward is averaging 25.4 points on 44.4% shooting, 10.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists in his last five games. Over the course of these five games, the Knicks have compiled a 4-1 record and have moved into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
It was a huge jump from his 27.1% shooting percentage – the worst shooting percentage by a player in his first six games of a season since 1959 (at least 90 field goal attempts), according to Basketball Reference – during the Knicks’ first six games.
Randle nearly had a triple-double (29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists) against the Hawks.
“We’re just trying to get things moving on offense,” Randle told Gus Johnson and Wally Szczerbiak during his MSG Network postgame interview following the win over the Hawks. “I feel like the more we move around, the more we cut, create space for each other, set up screens, the easier the game becomes for everyone. “Everyone will naturally get into a rhythm, just keep playing against each other, playing for each other .”
The Knicks recorded 29 assists, with Randle and Jalen Brunson each adding eight assists.
Randle and the Knicks look to continue their winning streak against the resurgent Washington Wizards on Friday night in the nation’s capital.
Knicks warned against trading Disgruntled Star
Former Knicks general manager Scott Perry believes the team is just “one player” away from title contention. But he warned them not to trade in for the next disgruntled star.
It’s a strategy that could backfire and set the team back after struggling to climb out of the NBA rut.
“If a man is dissatisfied somewhere else, why do you think he won’t be dissatisfied when he comes to you? I’m just saying,” Perry said on the Hoops Genius podcast.
Perry’s warning came before chatter about Zion Williamson’s dissatisfaction with his current role in New Orleans and rumors of a trade between Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls, who could part ways due to a poor start.
“I personally have to proceed with great caution,” Perry said.
For these disgruntled stars, “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence,” Perry added.
The next angry star?
The Knicks have constantly been linked to the next star to become available. But Leon Rose’s front office, which Perry was a part of until last June, was characterized by patience and prudence.
The Knicks are monitoring Zion Williamson’s situation in New Orleans during last offseason, according to retired Knicks beat reporter Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Cracks in the relationship between Williamson and the Pelicans have been a constant source of rumors. But the cracks appeared to have widened after the Pelicans’ fifth straight loss on Nov. 12.
“Like I said last year, we had a team meeting,” Williamson told reporters, “and it was brought up, some things I could do better.” Especially if you’re keen to buy into the program. And it’s hard at the moment, but like I said, I’m taking a bit of a backseat at the moment. I trust the process.”
“I’m trying my best to buy in right now.”
Randle and Williamson play the same position.
Erle Almo is a basketball journalist who covers the New York Knicks and Golden State Warirors for Heavy. He has more than 15 years of experience in local and international media, including broadcast, print and digital. He previously covered the Knicks for Empire Sports Media and the NBA for Off the Glass. Alder is from the Philippines and now lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. More about Alder Almo
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