Knicks, Julius Randle and OG Anunoby updates

Anunoby is expected to be re-evaluated soon, perhaps as soon as tomorrow, according to’s Ian Begley. Begley added that Anunoby did not start filming but did not experience any hiccups. While there is no set timeline for his return, Anunoby could return in mid-March.

Randle was not cleared to train, but Begley said there was no reason to believe he had suffered any setbacks during his rehabilitation. Begley added that Randle could still undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. However, there is optimism that the 29-year-old striker could return this season.

Begley said there is some risk of Randle returning this year:

A concern? The possibility of a new injury. If Randle plays and hurts his shoulder again, he could end up with a chronic condition that will limit him well beyond this season. So, I think that’s a factor in any decisions made in the future. Randle, obviously, wants to play. He trained twice a day to get back on the pitch. So all these signs point to a possible return. If I had to guess, Anunoby returns before Randle. But both players must overcome further obstacles before they can return to the field.

New York (35-24) has lost seven of its last 10 games. As a result of this swoon, the Knicks are only a game and a half ahead of the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. The Knicks conclude their four-game homestand against Golden State on Thursday and could be without Jalen Brunson again.