January 28, 2022 | 7:42 pm EST Update
Scott Agness: Sabonis will play in OKC and start after a four-game absence. He’s in the lineup with Duarte, LeVert, Craig and Holiday.
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said it’s “good to see that progress is being made,” but didn’t have a concrete update on Deandre Ayton. Jae Crowder and JaVale McGee had good workouts, but Monty had conversations with both about being aware of the big picture given this stage of their careers
January 28, 2022 | 7:25 pm EST Update
A Knicks fan claimed that Julius Randle had him kicked out of FTX Arena in Miami earlier this week for heckling the slumping forward. Earlier this month, Randle was fined $25,000 for saying a thumbs-down gesture was intended to say “shut the f-ck up” to booing fans at Madison Square Garden.
A caller to WFAN’s “Carton & Roberts” who identified himself as Dylan from Miami said he had “a horrible experience” at Wednesday’s road loss to the Heat. The fan said he was seated behind the visiting bench with his girlfriend when he stood up in the second quarter and yelled “Hey Randle, you get a $118 million contract and this is what I get? The fans get a thumbs down, this is what we get?” The fan insisted during the call that he said “nothing personal” or profane, but he was issued a warning after Randle pointed him out to arena security.