By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Before last season, the New York Knicks had little expectations and no real star power. Julius Randle changed a lot in New York. He led the Knicks to a surprising playoff berth and turned himself into an All-Star who was rewarded over the summer with a contract extension. Now, the Knicks believe they are in a good position going into this season and set up for success in the future. They added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier to add scoring punch to a team that went 41-31 to finish fourth in the Eastern Conference and make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.