Julius Randle taking a step forward with his play lately

Julius Randle's been efficient across the board lately and carrying the Knicks with injuries to Jalen Brunson and R.J. Barrett, as well as turning in top-50 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues.

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- Ranked 50th in 9-cat formats for the season, Knicks forward Julius Randle has taken a step forward in his play over the last month. Providing third-round value during the stretch, he's averaging 28.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 3.4 3-pointers per game, shooting 46.1% from the field and 71% from the foul line.

Randle's play has helped the Knicks navigate recent periods without Jalen Brunson and RJ Barrett, who both missed time due to injury. Having scored 25 points or more in 9 straight games, Randle has been efficient. Shooting better than 48% from the field while averaging 31.6 points. He isn't playing to the level that won him Most Improved Player honors after the 2020-2021 season, but Randle has been close, which is why the Knicks are in the thick of the race for a playoff spot.