Chasson Randle is gone, and he ain’t coming back:
Sources: Philadelphia will sign rookie Chasson Randle to a 3-year deal today. Trigger dates for guarantees next season and in Year 3.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 30, 2017
Randle has played sparingly for the Sixers — 29 total minutes in four games — but they apparently like what they saw. Many Knicks fans had hoped that the combo guard from Stanford would eventually wind up back in with the Knicks’ D-League franchise after his 10-day contracts expired, but sometimes, when you love somebody, you have to set them free. If they come back to Westchester, they’re yours; if they stay trusting The Process, it was never meant to be.
If Randle develops into a decent rotation player, Knicks fans will look back with disgust on Phil Jackson’s decision to keep him off the 15-man roster. We can also curse the orbital bone fracture he suffered during pre-season — though, to be honest, Randle might have made the team over Ron Baker in that case. And that simply wouldn’t do.
For those who are worried that the brilliant Sixers must be correct in their assessment of Randle’s potential, let me offer this photo as a rebuttal:
God I love that photo.
Fare thee well, Mr. Randle. Good luck in Philly.