The NBA analyst expresses concern about the growth of the Knicks’ Big Man

As Precious Achiuwa continues his transformation from simple throw-in to steal for the New York Knicks , ESPN analyst Tim Legler raised a valid concern.

“I don’t know how Tom Thibodeau is going to keep this guy’s minutes down when Julius Randle comes back,” Legler said on the “All NBA” podcast. “I know how important Julius Randle is. And they just added Bojan Bogdanovic, who is a really powerful striker. I imagine you could play him a little bit as a small forward. Precious Achiuwa is a prototypical power forward. And I’m curious to see what Thibodeau will do.”

Achiuwa, who was part of the OG Anunoby trade, held down the fort for the injured Randle (dislocated right shoulder).

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the 24-year-old Achiuwa recorded his third double-double and fourth double-digit rebound in the Knicks’ last five games. He had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block to help the Knicks get back on the road to victory by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 110-96.