With Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings ahead of him, Chasson Randle was a long shot to make the Knicks’ roster as a third point guard — especially considering the team already has 15 guaranteed contracts on the books (the max they can carry into the season) and Randle was not one of them. Although, with Rose and Jennings histories you can make a case they may want a third point guard on that roster.
Now comes this setback.
For some perspective, the orbital bone fracture is the one Derrick Rose suffered a season ago. He was sidelined about three weeks then had to play with a mask for some time after that.
Most likely, the former Stanford star Randle will be cut, and Phil Jackson will bet on Justin Holiday to cover the point when Rose and Jennings can’t. Hopefully, that bet goes better than Jackson’s “Rose’s rape trial will not be a distraction” gamble.