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The New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle (left ankle sprain) is targeting a return vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Randle has been steadily improving and plans to test his left ankle prior to game time before making a final decision on rejoining the lineup for Game 1.

Prior to this ankle sprain on March 29, Randle hadn’t missed a game this season and had typically shown a willingness to play at less than 100 percent. He’s averaging 25 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.