Knicks’ Julius Randle undergoes ankle surgery

Field Level Media

June 03, 2023 at 3:18 pm.

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be resume basketball activities later this summer, the team announced Saturday.

The procedure was performed Friday.

Randle, 28, played through ankle issues during the late stages of the Knicks’ regular season before sitting out the final five contests.

Still feeling the effects of the injury, he returned to the court during the postseason for the Knicks, who defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs before falling to the Miami Heat in the semifinals.

Randle recorded a career-best average in points (25.1) to go along with 10.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 77 games (all starts) during the regular season. He was named an All-Star for the second time in his career, the first coming in 2020-21 in his breakout season for New York.

In 10 playoff games, Randle averaged 16.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists.