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Julius Randle, Knicks forward, set to have season-ending shoulder surgery, reports say

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Apr 4, 2024

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Randle has been sidelined since January 27 after dislocating his shoulder. Despite initial hopes of returning for the playoffs, doctors advised against it due to the risk of permanent damage.

Randle was averaging 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5 assists per game before his injury. The Knicks, who were in a comfortable position in the Eastern Conference when Randle got injured, have struggled in his absence. They have gone 15-14 in the games he missed, falling from fourth to fifth place.

Doctors have informed Randle that he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2024-25 season following surgery. The Knicks, under the leadership of head coach Tom Thibodeau, are aiming for their third postseason appearance in four years. With seven games left in the regular season, they are currently in a play-in game spot.

The addition of OG Anunoby in December was meant to bolster the Knicks’ roster, but injuries have hampered their performance. Anunoby has only played three games since Randle’s injury, dealing with his own injury issues. The team has struggled to find consistency without both key players on the court.

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