Will Julius Randle Play Tonight? Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks: Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 05/04/2021, 2:07 AM EDT
Apr 11, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks is guarded by Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors during their game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Rich Schultz/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks won their second game in a row with a comfortable win against the Rockets. With a record 36 wins and 28 losses, they are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.


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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies lost their latest game against the Magic. They now have a record of 32 wins, and 31 losses and are the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The Knicks face off against the Grizzlies tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Take a look at their injury reports and probable starting lineups.


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The Knicks are in incredible form lately but face a formidable opponent in the Grizzlies. However, given their recent form, the Knicks have a slight edge in this matchup.

New York Knicks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The New York Knicks dominated the Rockets in their most recent game, defeating them 122-97. Forward Julius Randle put on a show against the Rockets as he scored 31 points.

Feb 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks looks to pass as Jarred Vanderbilt #8 and Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves defend during the first half at Madison Square Garden on February 21, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks have some minor injury concerns ahead of their game against the Grizzlies. Starting center Mitchell Robinson is likely out for the rest of the season with a foot injury. Center Nerlens Noel is also questionable due to an ankle injury.

The Knicks are in blazing form right now and will look to continue their winning streak against the Grizzlies.

Probable Lineup

RJ Barrett (G)

Elfrid Payton (G)

Julius Randle (F)

Reggie Bullock (F)

Taj Gibson (C)

Memphis Grizzlies: Injury updates and predicted lineup

After having a great win against the Magic, the Grizzlies lost their most recent game 112-111 due to a Cole Anthony game winner. They are comfortably in the play-in spots but will be vary of the Warriors who are only a win away from toppling them for the eighth seed.

Jan 3, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol (14) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) fight for the ball during the second half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies have a rather fit squad available for their match-up against the New York Knicks. With teams like the Dubs and the Spurs only a game or two away from matching their record, this is a must-win for the Grizzlies.

Probable Lineup

Ja Morant (G)

Desmond Bane (G)


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Dillon Brooks (F)

Kyle Anderson (F)

Jonas Valanciunas (C)


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Who do you think will win between the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies?


Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.