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Julius Randle says Knicks’ LA workouts were ‘amazing’

Julius Randle, Knicks

New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle says the team’s informal workouts in Los Angeles were “amazing.”

Randle signed a three-year, $63 million deal with the Knicks this summer in free agency and is taking on the role of being the team’s leader.

“It was amazing,’’ Randle said of the L.A. workouts, via Marc Berman of The New York Post. “Playing 2-on-2, 3-on-3. We got a lot of new guys — we signed seven, we got two rookies RJ [Barrett] and Iggy [Brazdeikis]. It’s important for us to get to know each other, spend time together on the court before training camp starts.

“There’s a lot of new pieces. Everyone’s going to be trying to figure out their role. Coach [David Fizdale] is going to do a great job of helping us through that. If we want to be a good team and have a chance, we have to jump-start that process ourselves.”

The Knicks have a lot of new faces. New York signed Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock in free agency this summer after missing out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

New York drafted RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Randle, 24, played with the New Orleans Pelicans last season. The talented lefty averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 52.4 percent from the field.