Julius Randle, the power forward for the New York Knicks, has yet to address his latest outburst on the court. However, his teammates have come to his defense ahead of their upcoming game.
The Knicks will be looking to snap a pair of three-game losing streaks when they take on their opponents in the next match. To achieve this goal, they need Randle to reset and regain his focus.
Randle's recent behavior during games has come under scrutiny by fans and analysts alike. In their last game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he was seen arguing with head coach Tom Thibodeau over a missed defensive assignment.
Despite this incident, several of Randle's teammates have spoken up in support of him. Shooting guard Reggie Bullock praised him as a key player for the team who brings passion and intensity every night.
"He’s been one of our best players all season long," said Bullock. "We know he’s going to bring it every single day."
Point guard Elfrid Payton also defended Randle's actions on the court and acknowledged that emotions can run high during intense games.
"Obviously we’re all competitive," Payton said. "He wants to win just like everyone else does."
As for Randle himself, he has yet to publicly address his recent outburst or give any indication that he plans to change his behavior moving forward.
With an important game coming up soon, it remains to be seen how Randle will perform on the court and whether he can help break both losing streaks for the Knicks.