Forward Julius Randle will be available for the Knicks on Sunday against the Heat, the team announced.
Randle has missed the past two games due to personal reasons. Interim head coach Mike Miller said it was a family issue, and whenever Randle wanted to return, the Knicks would be waiting patiently.
"It's a personal matter," Miller said. "We'll respect his privacy and give him a chance to deal with this situation. When he's ready to come back, he'll be back.''
Randle has averaged 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists, shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 28.3 percent on three-pointers in his first 37 games. His last game against the Lakers saw 15 points, 10 rebounds and two assists against LeBron James & Co.
The Knicks could certainly use the help from Randle against one of the best teams in the East in Miami. New York is currently on a five-game losing streak.
And the Knicks will be without a few of their key players as well. Marcus Morris Sr. (sore neck), Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) and Dennis Smith Jr. (strained left oblique) have all been deemed out against the Heat.