Julius Randle organized a players-only dinner for the New York Knicks on Monday night in Salt Lake City ahead of their matchup with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. RJ Barrett confirmed the event when speaking to reporters after shootaround, saying the players are "trying to hold each other accountable."
The dinner, a new twist on the players-only meeting, came in light of the team's embarrassing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their most recent outing. They gave up 145 points in regulation and allowed the Thunder to shoot 62.5 percent from the field -- defensive marks that would be shocking for any team, let alone one coached by Tom Thibodeau.
"It was good, good to have a team dinner like that," Barrett said. "Try to figure this out the best that we can. We all care, trying to get this going on the right track."