With Derrick Rose nursing a balky back, the Knicks’ lack of depth at point guard has become readily apparent. Sure, Ron Baker is a cold-blooded assassin who out-dueled Steph Curry the other night, but another floor general would be a welcomed addition.
Many Knicks fans consider Chasson Randle to be the heir apparent to the third PG spot, though he hadn’t played particularly well for Westchester...until Friday night, that is.
Young Randle, darling of the Knicks’ preseason, obliterated the Texas Legends in a 132-124 W-Knicks victory, dropping 38 points on an absurd 9-11 from three. To the highlights:
Randle has seriously struggled with his outside shooting prior to Friday night, hitting only 26% of his threes. That shooting percentage climbed all the way to a whopping (though still below average) 34.7%. As I’ve said before, it’s not terribly surprising that a dude who got one of the bones surrounding his eyeball busted in preseason would struggle shooting out of the gate. Hopefully this means Randle is getting back into the groove we saw in Summer League and in preseason. He turned the ball over six times, however, against only three assists, so clearly he still has some work to do.
Damien Inglis: 18 points (6-14 shooting), 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 turnovers
Damien Inglis is funky as hell. He’s a surprisingly good athlete for a dude who runs like he has a stick up his butt, and he combines tremendous court vision with an obvious lack of touch on his passes. I enjoy watching him.
Doron Lamb: 23 points (8-11 shooting)
Von Wafer also scored 13 points in his Westchester debut. That’s right, bitches: We got Von Wafer! ECF!
The W-Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak and are now 7-4 on the season. Get some!