“It’ too much individual baketball & it tart with Juliu Randle” – Kendrick Perkin dub Knick tar ‘elfih’, ay he need to top hogging the ball

During the Knicks’ matchup against the Bucks in the In-Season Tournament, ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins didn”t mince words when critiquing Julius Randle’s performance, especially in the first half where the team faced shooting struggles.

Perkins highlighted the lack of ball movement within the Knicks and singled out Randle”s individualistic approach as a major issue.

“Its too much individual basketball & it starts with Julius Randle… If Im on his team, Im frustrated… He is ball hogging. He has to be unselfish, get off the ball, trust his teammates, & just play team basketball”

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— ClutchPoints (ClutchPoints) November 4, 2023

“Well, first, how about trying to pass the ball to one another? That’s the first thing,” Perkins said of the Knicks. “It’s too much individual basketball and it starts with Julius Randle. Not only should the Knicks fans be frustrated with the way that he plays the game, but if I’m on his team, I’m frustrated.

“There’s no way in hell that they’re in the film room watching their games and noticing that he is ball hogging, like he has to be unselfish. Get off the ball, trust his teammates and just play team basketball.”

Randle”s shooting woes persisted in the game, as he struggled with a 27.6 field goal percentage, particularly going 3-for-14 (21.4 percent) from the field and 1-for-6 beyond the 3-point line in the first half.

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— ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴡ (FeelLikeDrew) November 4, 2023

“I stay even[-keeled],” Randle said, per The Post’s Stefan Bondy. “It’ll fall eventually. It’s a long season, 82-game season. I trust the work that I’ve put in on a day-to-day basis, so there’s no point in me being frustrated.”

Immanuel Quickley, the point guard, echoed support for Randle, acknowledging his exceptional track record, including All-NBA and All-Star recognitions, and his relentless work ethic. Quickley expressed confidence in Randle’s ability to bounce back.

“I don’t doubt Julius at all,” Quickley said. “If you look at what he’s done since he’s been here, maybe two all-NBAs, two All-Stars. Near 60 points in a game.”

“He’s probably one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around. I’m sure he’ll bounce back.”

Julius Randle at half tonight:

11 Points

3-14 FG

1-6 3PT


— Hater Central (TheHateCentral) November 4, 2023

Perkins suggested alternative strategies for Randle, proposing that he focuses less on shooting and more on facilitating by spreading the ball among his teammates. He urged Randle to leverage his versatility by setting screens, rolling, and involving others to secure easier scoring opportunities rather than solely showcasing individual skills.

“Julius Randle is so versatile. Sometimes, how about just go set a screen and roll, screen and pop?” Perkins suggested. “Do yourself a favor and allow others to get you easy baskets. You don’t have to show us that you’ve been working on your craft in the offseason.

“We don’t want to see it anyway.”