The Knicks have a full 15-man roster and can’t add another player. But head coach Jeff Hornacek said he’s “always keeping an eye on those guys” on the Westchester Knicks roster—specifically Chasson Randle, whose orbital fracture eliminated him from New York’s third point guard race in the summer.
Ahead of the Knicks’ Tuesday win over Indiana, Hornacek acknowledged Randle is “doing a nice job running the stuff and knocking down shots and playing,” but conceded it’s tough to make decisions with a full roster. The reigning D-League Performer of the Week is making those conversations even tougher.
Randle has scored 113 points in Westchester’s last four games, including a 38-point outing including a barrage of nine three-pointers against the Texas Legends. Ron Baker, whom New York signed instead of Randle, has appeared in five games and is averaging 3.8 points. He scored a season-high 13 in 23 minutes in a Dec. 15 loss to Golden State.
The game is slowing down, Randle said, citing he’s able to pick his spots to attack easier. But getting called-up by the Knicks is something he tries to keep off his mind.
“I can’t really think about what they’re thinking about,” Randle said during shootaround on Wednesday. “All I can do is play my game and keep a clear head every time I step on the court.”
(H/T Justin Walters of FiOS1News)