Knicks World: Julius Randle rising, Mitch Robinson appreciation post, and no moves at the deadline.

Four straight losses and no moves at the deadline, the Knicks hang onto a close one and take down the Warriors to finally get one back in the win column. Sitting at 25-31, they are stay at 12th in the East. Not great, but it's not over yet.


There was speculation that a shakeup would happen at the deadline, but that didn't occur. Now, with the band still together, things need to heat up in order to return to the postseason.

 

Julius Randle is back on track

When the Knicks needed a win the most, Randle shined with the trade rumors now behind him. Playing his best ball since probably October, Randle shined with 28 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.


His last four games have shown he still has it in him, but the haters will say that the Knicks only got one win out of it. It's a good start heading into the All-Star break and beyond.


Mitchell Robinson, pure dominance

The big man doesn't get enough credit in the league in my opinion. Robinson is an absolute monster and proficient player. This season, he's top 10 in blocks and top 20 in rebounds. He also leads the NBA in effective field goal percentage, at 78.3%, over players like Rudy Gobert, Robert Williams, and Gary Payton II. Baller.


Fournier says there's a "sense of relief" after no Knicks dealt

Reports circulated that plenty of teams had interest in Julius Randle, and guys like Kemba, Alec Burks, and Fournier were all available in trade talks. I was surprised that moves weren't made to add reinforcements, but I still believe in this roster and think there is plenty of talent. They have hit a rough patch, but greener pastures seem to be coming soon.