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Wassup in Westchester: Chasson Randle scores 25 in Opening Night loss

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The preseason standout returned from a fractured orbital bone in his face.

Washington Wizards v New York Knicks Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Westchester Knicks kicked off their 2016-17 D-League campaign with a performance worthy of their grown-up cousins, losing 121-108 to the Delaware 87ers. The organization’s commitment to crappy defense doesn’t just stop at MSG, folks!

The big news was the return of Chasson Randle, one of the stars of New York’s preseason who tragically fell victim to a fractured orbital bone in his face. Randle picked up in the D-League where he left off ... namely, getting buckets:

That’s 25 points on 7-16 shooting (1-6 from beyond the arc) and 10-10 from the free-throw line. Here’s hoping his shooting stroke comes back, but if he can consistently draw fouls he’ll definitely have a place on the big Knicks. Hell, he’d be the only guard to do so.

Some other players of note:

  • Damien Inglis: 12 points on 4-9 shooting (1-1 from three), 7 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Max Hooper: 0 points on (0-2 shooting). Both his shots came from outside the arc, which keeps his amazing “FGAs without a 2-pointer” streak alive.
  • Cleanthony Early: DNP-CD. Dude.

The W-Knicks will soon be joined by a former friend in scoring guard Doron Lamb:

Hopefully that leads to some wins. It would be nice to see somebody win.