Julius Randle Is Playing With Passion. But Where Are the Points?

Randle’s scoring average in his third season in New York is his lowest with the Knicks.

For much of the Knicks’ thrashing of the Dallas Mavericks, Julius Randle was A Problem, in basketball parlance.

He bullied his way to the basket on Wednesday, like when he absorbed contact from three defenders to finish a layup in the first half. He pushed the ball up the floor. He deftly found open shooters (eight assists). He was engaged defensively. He grabbed 12 rebounds. The Knicks ended the game outscoring Dallas by 29 points when Randle was on the floor.

There was one hole: Randle shot a dismal 6 for 17. It didn’t matter much

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