The New York Knicks just had a very promising season.
But they still came up short and weren’t able to reach the Eastern Conference Finals or beyond.
That was partly due to the fact that star forward Julius Randle was obviously injured during the playoffs.
He has now addressed the issue plaguing him and should be in better shape when the new season begins.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Randle recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and should be ready to participate in the Knicks’ training camp in the fall and be prepared to play at the start of the 2023-24 season.
ESPN Sources: All-NBA forward Julius Randle underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for the New York Knicks’ training camp in the fall: https://t.co/r5wPgV5BDJ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 3, 2023
Randle admitted that he had hurt himself in the final stretch of the season.
He missed the last five regular-season games with a sprained ankle, which was then reinjured in Game 5 of the first round against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Knicks, who had a strong regular season and an especially very exciting final few weeks, ended up losing to the Miami Heat in the second round.
The team had to rely much more on Jalen Brunson as Randle’s injury impaired his ability on the court.
During the season, Randle was good for 25 points and 10 rebounds, which led to him earning All-NBA and All-Star honors.
As for the Knicks, they ended the season as the fifth team in the East with a 47-35 track record.
Randle being fully healthy when the new year starts is great news for the Knicks and suggests they could be playing at the high level they ended the season at.NEXT: Fans React To Report That Knicks Will Part Ways With GM