Julius Randle will likely need foot surgery after the NBA Draft and will miss around two months.
Randle was likely to be a top 5-10 pick in this year's upcoming NBA Draft, and still could possibly go in that range despite this recent injury news. From a fantasy perspective though, even before this injury, Randle would be a suspect pick that high in your rookie drafts as he is undersized at the position and does not have the leaping ability, nor the wingspan to really make up for his height deficiencies at the position. One asset that Randle does possess is that he has a Charles Barkley-like body that could allow him to still have a successful NBA career, but there are just too many red flags, especially considering he will now require foot surgery, to warrant risking a first round rookie and/or dynasty league selection on him. Better mid-first round players to target over Randle, regardless of where they are drafted on June 29th, include PF Noah Vonleh or SG Garry Harris or consider trading down in your draft and snagging SF T.J. Warren or SG P.J. Hairston.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Carmelo Anthony says he's going to rehab his knee by getting in the weight room during the All-Star break.
Melo was able to return to the Knicks lineup on Sunday and had himself a very solid game, despite the loss for New York. The plan is for him to play through it in the remaining games ahead of the break and then hit the weight room to build up strength and stability in the ailing knee. Head coach Derek Fisher believes that he will be fine long-term however if it doesn't get better and the Knicks continue to fall farther out of the playoff race in the Eastern conference, New York may have a decision on their hands. Analysis: Matt Selz
Whiteside went to the bench with an ankle injury.
Whiteside injured the ankle or foot on a rebound and came up limping a bit, so with him just recently coming back from a hip injury it's likely a precautionary move to take him out. He was effective in Sunday's loss however with a double-double off the bench behind starter A'mare Stoudemire. More updates to follow once the extent of the injury and timeframe are better known. Analysis: Matt Selz