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Knicks practice notes: Chasson Randle doesn’t need surgery for orbital bone fracture

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Heal up, young Chasson.

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Chasson Randle’s quest to make the New York Knicks’ roster took a major hit last week when he suffered a fracture to the orbital bone in his face. The guard received some good news on Monday, however, as doctors determined he wouldn’t need surgery.

Jeff Hornacek indicated that the Knicks won’t hold Randle’s injury against him when making final roster cuts, per Zach Braziller:

“I don’t think it hurts it at all. We kind of understand what he can give us as a player. It would’ve been nice to see him against [Celtics guard] Isaiah [Thomas] in those two Boston games, see how he can do. But, again, we have a pretty good feel for him. … He’s got a great knack for the game. I’ve been impressed with what he’s done thus far.”

An orbital bone fracture is no joke — that’s the same injury that had Derrick Rose seeing double for most of last season. Are the Knicks willing to sign Randle and wait it out? We’ll know the answer soon enough.

Kristaps Porzingis was limited in practice with the same slight groin injury which cost him the second half of Saturday’s game, but sounded confident in his return to game action on Wednesday.

Excuse me, ladies, but have any of you seen the weight room?

Let’s end with a hypnotic video of Kristaps shooting a three.

Let it flow

Let yourself go

Slow and low

That is the tempo.

#RIPMCA forever.