It isn’t always easy playing for the New York Knicks.
The city is known for its fired-up and engaged fanbase and they will not hold back from letting players know how they feel.
If they aren’t happy with a team, they will wear their emotions on their sleeves and emotionally ravage athletes.
Julius Randle is well aware of that – and he’s also aware that the city has two controversial teams.
The Knicks have their own problems and detractors but they pale in comparison to the Brooklyn Nets.
Julius Randle isn’t worried about the drama in Brooklyn
“That’s their problem. All good over here in Knick-land, baby.”
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But Randle isn’t thinking about the Nets and is focused solely on keeping his team happy and healthy and cohesive.
When asked about the Nets and their long list of troubles, Randle stayed positive: “That’s their problem. All good here in Knick-land, baby.”
Randle is paying attention to his team and only his team – which is a smart move.
Right now, fans are much happier with the Knicks than the Nets but Randle and his squad have a lot of room for improvement.
We don’t have to rehash all the things going wrong with the Nets right now but everyone knows the team is suffering in more ways than one.
As for the Knicks, loyal followers of the team are a bit unhappy – but still slightly optimistic – with them.
Right now, the team is 5-5 and the 8th team in the East.
They just pulled off an impressive win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is a good step.
Randle has been averaging 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game – numbers that are very similar to last season.
That wasn’t enough last season and fans are demanding more from Randle and his team, so everyone will try to deliver in the weeks ahead.