Randolph sprained his left ankle Tuesday on the eve of the season opener and the Knicks announced he would miss two weeks, but Randolph has proven to be a speedy healer. The Knicks don’t practice today. Randolph missed the first three games but hopes to suit up Tuesday vs. the Magic.
He has watched from the bench and sees a chance to break in the rotation.
“I feel I can help the team, give them another big man on the bench to give them energy,” Randolph said. “It’s hard to watch. If it was up to me, I’d already have been out there in Boston.”
Randolph, 21, was acquired by the Knicks from Golden State in the David Lee trade. The 6-foot-11, 225-pound third-year player averaged 11.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game a year ago.