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Report: Knicks’ Julius Randle looked distraught, was brought into room for privacy after Lakers game

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The New York Knicks have already ruled Julius Randle out for Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz for what the team is calling personal reasons.

According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, Randle looked distraught in the Knicks’ locker room and was brought into a room for privacy after New York lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Staples Center:

Meanwhile, Julius Randle’s availability for the near-future is unclear. After the Lakers’ game, he looked distraught and was brought into a room for privacy.

Knicks GM Scott Perry and president Steve Mills also looked heartbroken well after the game. Randle’s status for Friday’s game vs. New Orleans is up in the air.

Whenever a team lists personal reasons for players, you always have to hope for the best. Hopefully, everyone in Randle’s family is good.

The Knicks are 10-27 on the season. They have lost three straight and are in 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

In his first season with the Knicks, Randle is averaging 18.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists. The lefty is shooting 44.9 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Randle signed a three-year, $62.1 million contract with New York this past offseason. He’s making $18.0 million this season.