“It was something I always knew I could do,” Randle said. “I’m not surprised, but it feels good.”
I.T. PROFESSIONAL: Thomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine.
Stephen Curry sprained his tricky ankle again last Thursday and hasn’t played since. The uncertainty about his availability moving forward caused him to slide a few slots.
Kyrie Irving sat out last Monday with a knee injury, returned to play for the rest of the week, then missed the second half of Sunday’s game and publicly stated that he might sit out for a while to rest. There seems to be pushback from the Boston Celtics on this front, and it’s unknown how much time he may miss, but the uncertainty cost him about 15 slots in the rankings.
Ricky Rubio flashed star-level production last month in the early part of the Utah Jazz’s winning streak, but then got hurt and came back rusty. He’s back to flashing greatness again, and it’s enough to get him a raise up into the top 60.
Eichel says he’d like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it’s premature to pick a specific game. He says the timetable will depend on his conditioning level and how his ankle responds to the lengthy on-ice session Tuesday.
The Sabres are off until Thursday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buffalo sits last in the Eastern Conference standings and is all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Eichel has been skating on his own for the past 10 days. He’s missed 14 games since he was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston on Feb. 10.
Eichel still leads the Sabres with 22 goals and 53 points despite playing just 55 games.
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