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Chasson Randle is ready to play Monday night; Jeff Hornacek discusses new guard rotation

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ChassRon is back!

NBA: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are getting to play the Toronto Raptors Monday night at the Garden, and they’ll be joined by a new (old) friend.

That’s right folks — Chasson Randle is in the house! The sweet-shooting guard was sitting around in Philly, probably feeling pretty low after he was cut by the Sixers, when he received a call from the organization who gave him a shot in pre-season. And pretty soon he was driving up the New Jersey Turnpike on his way to MSG.

Meanwhile, Jeff Hornacek met with beat reporters to explain the thought process which led to the release of Brandon Jennings, as well as the acquisition of Randle:

Sounds good to me! Unfortunately, these moves may not mean the number of minutes you’d think, as Hornacek is considering playing Derrick Rose even more.

He hasn’t had any knee-related problems this season, but pushing Rose’s minutes on a go-nowhere team in a contract year seems like a bad idea for just about everyone involved. Oh well.

Welcome back, Chasson!