An old friend might be on his way back to Westchester.
Sixers have waived Chasson Randle. If he returns to the D-League, the Westchester Knicks hold his returning rights #NBADL— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) February 24, 2017
The Philadelphia 76ers waived pre-season superstar Chasson Randle. If another NBA fails to pick him up — and Europe doesn’t come calling — he’ll report back to the Westchester Knicks. Let’s get Chasson back in the ‘chester!
Unlike their big bros, the W-Knicks came out of the All-Star break with a W. Combo guard Von Wafer scorched the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for a season-high 35 points on Wednesday night at the County Center. Wafer who shot 7-11 from downtown came off the bench to lead the W-Knicks to victory, 113-105.
Wafer is averaging over 20 points a game in the last 10 games. The win keeps the slim hope alive that the W-Knicks will back into the playoffs. Coming off the All-Star break the W-Knicks looked rested and ready to fight in the final 16 games of the year.
On “Family Night” at the County Center the W-Knicks got some help from their immediate family when the Knicks sent down Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour to the D-League for the game. Ndour and Plumlee started for Westchester finishing with 14 and 11 points respectively.
Courtney Fells, who played a little point guard last night, had another strong all-around game with 19 points and 7 rebounds.
Westchester’s bench outscored the Indiana Pacers affiliate 58-33. Other than Wafer, another guard who stepped up off the bench was Doron Lamb, who finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Westchester did not share the ball much only coming up with 12 assists during the game. There was a lot of one-on-one play, but it got the job done. The game was close throughout, but the third quarter the W-Knicks outscored the Mad Ants by 10 and they were able to hold onto the lead. Westchester shot 90% from the free-throw line and put the game away late.
Forward Damien Inglis sat out due to ankle soreness. The W-Knicks play back to back home games against the Greensboro Swarm and Erie BayHawks this weekend. These two teams are at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and the W-Knicks — perhaps reunited with Randle — can make a playoff push with wins.