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Knicks’ Julius Randle could have season-ending surgery

Over the last few weeks, the New York Knicks have been without star forward Julius Randle due to a dislocated shoulder.

Randle has made progress in his recovery, but he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of season-ending surgery.

“There’s still necessary steps. It’s a process to everything. I have to weigh out everything, ultimately, and decide from there,” Randle told reporters at the team’s practice facility via ESPN. “But right now, I’m just focused on trying to avoid [surgery], obviously, and get back on the court as soon as I can.”


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Randle added that he heard different scenarios about whether surgery is inevitable. At the same time, he’s hoping to move forward with whatever option is best for him.

“I like how I feel today as far as getting better, feeling stronger, progressing to where I need to be, as far as getting on the court,” Randle said. “But I’m never somebody to say never. So, ultimately, I have to do what’s best for myself to have a long career, have longevity in this.”


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The 29-year-old is amid another highly productive campaign, averaging 24.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc in 46 games.

Randle has scored 20 or more points 24 times, 30 or more on nine occasions, and 40 or more once. Despite his absence, the Knicks have moved up to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings behind All-Star point guard Jalen Brunson’s stellar play.

If Randle undergoes season-ending surgery, Brunson will need to lead the Knicks’ playoff push.

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