NEW YORK, USA, Dec 30 – New York Knicks forward Julius Randle will miss the team’s game on Friday against Oklahoma City after entering the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols, the club announced on Thursday.
The NBA has a six-day isolation period for asymptomatic players who test positive for Covid-19, provided they later test negative for the virus.
Randle, who was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player last season, is averaging 19.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists — leading the team in ech category — over 35 games this season.
Randle, 27, was taken seventh overall in the 2014 NBA Draft and is in his eighth NBA campaign, having earned his first All-Star nod last season.
At 17-18, the Knicks rank ninth in the Eastern Conference. They are on a three-game win streak.