The reasons why the Knicks need the All Star

This may come as a surprise to some, but even the team’s only All-Star has more to prove next season.

After his best season as a pro last year, where he averaged 25 points and over 10 rebounds per game, Julius Randle bounced back from a disappointing season in 2022 in dominant fashion. However, an ankle injury suffered late in the regular season clearly hampered him in the playoffs, as he averaged just 16 points on 37% shooting, making it his second overall lackluster postseason performance.

While Randle is expected to bid for another All-Star bid and All-NBA consideration, something to keep an eye on is whether he can replicate the same success as last season following the injury at the ankle. So Rangle will have to ensure that success can carry over into the postseason.

Randle is expected to be fully healthy in time for training camp, but he will still be tested immediately, as restless Knicks fans have set the bar very high for the star power forward.