Randle was waived by the Knicks on Monday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
The move was expected, as the Knicks needed to clear a roster spot following the acquisitions of Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott over the weekend. Randle, whose contract was not fully guaranteed, averaged 5.3 points, 1.3 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game last season.
Randle (ankle) submitted two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one rebound across 18 minutes in a 101-88 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.
Randle's status for Friday's game was in some jeopardy after he sat out Thursday against the Wizards with a sprained left ankle, but it apparently wasn't a serious enough of a concern to keep him sidelined for both halves of the back-to-back set. The rookie should be locked into a rotation role over the final two games with Derrick Rose (knee) having been shut down, but it's unlikely he'll see his minutes pick up from what he received Friday with the Knicks seemingly committed to fellow rookie Ron Baker as their starting point guard.
Randle is dealing with a sprained left ankle and has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Wizards.
Randle appeared to pick up the injury in Tuesday's game against the Bulls, which is a tough blow for him, as he likely could have taken on a bigger role with the regular season winding down. Considering Derrick Rose (knee) is also done for the season, Ron Baker should be in line for a hefty workload Thursday, while Justin Holiday should see more minutes off the bench as his backup.
Randle recorded 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes during Sunday's 110-94 loss to the Celtics.
Randle has seen at least 20 minutes in two of the last three tilts, and he could be in line for similar playing time over the final five games now that Derrick Rose (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Still, fill-in starter Ron Baker is averaging 35.7 minutes per night over the last three compared to 17.7 for Randle.
It's likely just a one-day assignment for Randle, who should rejoin the parent club in time for Wednesday's game against the Heat. Randle appears to have fallen behind Ron Baker on the depth chart for the top backup role behind starting point guard Derrick Rose, as he's seen a combined four minutes over the Knicks' last two contests.
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