Julius Randle believes Knicks are a ‘deep team’
Randle, who inked a deal with the Knicks last month, is very optimistic with his new team. It doesn’t bother him that the Knickerbockers were the laughing stock of the NBA this summer after failing to lure in the big free agents, emphasizing that New York did a great job in building a group of hungry and motivated individuals.
“It’s easy to do that because the last couple of seasons have been hard,’’ Randle told Marc Berman of the New York Post. “It’s easy to underestimate us. But we’re a deep team. We’re a very deep 1-to-15 with guys who can play. If they underestimate us, I don’t care.”
The Knicks have one of the youngest and talented teams in the NBA — at least on paper. In addition to Randle, they have Dennis Smith Jr., Kevin Knox, Elfrid Payton Jr, Bobby Portis and 2019 third overall pick RJ Barrett. They are also filled with veterans, headed by Taj Gibson and Marcus Morris.
It’s definitely an eclectic group, a squad filled with players who are yet to realize their full potential. Critics can continue to doubt the Knicks as much as they can, but that won’t hinder Randle and Co. in their bid to bring New York back to the playoffs.