Knicks’ Leon Rose breaks silence on Randle, Thibodeau struggles

Knicks president Leon Rose, in his first comments since September, gave a vote of confidence to embattled coach Tom Thibodeau and embattled power forward Julius Randle before Sunday’s season finale versus the Raptors. Rose gave no indication he’s firing Thibodeau or trading Randle, acknowledging Randle is one of three NBA players to average 20 points, … Read more

Knicks’ Obi Toppin, Julius Randle discuss playing together next season

Obi Toppin’s recent offensive surge only has accentuated the intriguing question — and the clamoring of chanting fans — whether the Knicks can find him more playing time next season, particularly when Julius Randle is healthy and available. If the Knicks remain committed to Randle, who will miss his fifth consecutive game in Sunday’s season … Read more

Julius Randle denies seeking trade from Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, but the Knicks’ highest-paid player forcefully denied suggestions that he is seeking a trade in the offseason or that he isn’t committed to the organization long term. “That’s not true, bro. That’s just not true, simple as that, it’s not true at all,” Randle … Read more

Julius Randle hears boos in Knicks’ loss to Hornets

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, and the Knicks couldn’t keep the late-season good times rolling amid rumblings of their highest-paid player’s unhappiness in New York. Randle scored 21 points with seven assists, but the Knicks couldn’t fully erase a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter as their season-best winning … Read more

Julius Randle could be forcing way off Knicks in ‘James Harden type of way’

“The Julius Randle Riddle” continued amid the giddiness of the Knicks’ fourth straight victory Monday over the Bulls. The video of Randle marching off the court after getting the final rebound and flinging it away without celebrating with his teammates struck another sour tone with the fan base burnt by Randle’s “thumbs-down” gesture. It was … Read more

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

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 AmericanAirlines Center. With Randle’s wife, Kendra, young son, Kyden, and Randle’s mother sitting courtside, … Read more