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    More On: new york knicks Knick legend isn’t on board with Kobe Bryant being NBA logo Knicks outcast looks reborn ahead of first matchup since trade Nerlens Noel steps up after Knicks lose another center Leon Rose’s Knicks project working, but he’s had help Julius Randle became an All-Star last week. He became a winner Sunday in Detroit. After six previous seasons being part of losing teams, Randle has spearheaded the Knicks to a winning record — achieved Sunday with a 109-90 rout of the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. The Knicks moved to 18-17 and hold fourth place in the bunched-up Eastern Conference. It’s the latest they’ve been over .500 in a season since the 54-win campaign of 2012-13. The Knicks led by 11 at halftime and Randle punched the Pistons’ lights out with a brilliant 12-point third quarter. Randle finished with 25 points on 10 of 17...
    New York Knicks fans are so enamored with Julius Randle’s breakout season this year that fans broke out an MVP chant in Madison Square Garden. It’s been a long time since New York Knicks fans had a player they could rally around. That’s changed this year with the career-year turned in by Julius Randle. Named to the All-Star team on Tuesday night, Randle has been a revelation in his second season since signing with the Knicks as a free agent. In an offseason when Knicks fans had their sights set on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and winning the lottery and the rights to draft Zion Williamson, Randle is proving to be worth the price of admission.Julius Randle showered by Knicks fans with MVP chantsWith fans back in Madison Square Garden, Randle was welcomed with MVP chants from the sparse crowd. Randle has the Knicks in seventh-place in the Eastern Conference...
    Illinois lawmaker seeks ban of Grand Theft Auto game following rise in carjackings Cuba’s Revolutionary Square got a new name on Google Maps. It didn’t mention the rebels Julius Randle has led the Knicks to a rather surprising 15-16 record that currently has them placed seventh in the Eastern Conference. The seventh-year power forward is putting together his most productive NBA season, averaging 23.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. On Tuesday night, Randle was rewarded for his tremendous season by being selected to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time. © Provided by The Comeback Making his 1st #NBAAllStar appearance… Julius Randle of the @nyknicks. Drafted as the 7th pick in 2014 out of Kentucky, @J30_RANDLE is averaging 23.2 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.5 APG for the Knicks this season. pic.twitter.com/2XSTEHjoOo — #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) February 24, 2021 Tuesday also marked the return of fans — roughly 2,000...
    Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son is no longer labeled a suspect after investigation into officers actions Sanders first Senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office New York Knicks forward Julius Randle was selected as an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career on Tuesday. The Knicks have a lot of fans but no one was more proud or Randle than his mother. © Provided by For The Win Randle is currently enjoying what has become far-and-away the best season of his professional career thus far. He is averaging 23.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. The 6-foot-9 big man has added 1.8 three-pointers per game while shooting 41.0 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Each of those measurements mentioned above are the best marks he has ever recorded since turning pro back after his one-and-done season at Kentucky. Of...
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    New York Knicks finally have an All-Star: Julius Randle named to East’s reserves By: Alder Almo February 23, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks’ road to respectability got a much needed shot in the arm after Julius Randle got his first All-Star nod. Randle, the leader of the Knicks’ resurgence this season, was among the seven reserves voted by the coaches, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. “It would mean a lot,” Randle said of the All-Star selection via zoom call with reporters after the Knicks’ shootaround on Tuesday morning. “My goal was never just to play in the NBA. I always felt that I would get there. I just wanted to be the best player I could possibly be and reach my potential. And I try to push myself every day to do so. It would definitely be a milestone.”...
    More On: new york knicks Knicks rookie joins ‘Big Apple Buckets’ podcast Immanuel Quickley is keeping receipts Knicks star changes tune on having fans at Garden Kristaps Porzingis trade reports are causing Mavericks drama Julius Randle’s dream was not just making the NBA. It was becoming an NBA All-Star. The dream has been realized as Randle will be named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, according to The Athletic, to culminate his career year in his second season with the Knicks. Randle will become the first Knicks player to participate in an All-Star Game since Carmelo Anthony in 2017. This year’s All-Star Game is scheduled for March 7 in Atlanta. Kristaps Porzingis was named to the All-Star team in 2018 but never made it to the contest. Soon after being named he tore his ACL and never played another game for the Knicks. “It would mean...
    Julius Randle should find out shortly before Tuesday’s fan-attended game at the Garden whether he will play an extra game this season among the NBA’s elite. The league will announce its All-Star reserves on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on TNT, and Randle remains in consideration — but is no lock — to be one of the seven players added from the Eastern Conference. It would mark the first career All-Star designation for Randle, who is in his second season of a three-year, $62.1 million deal with the Knicks. The 26-year-old power forward — and the player Tom Thibodeau described Sunday as the Knicks’ “engine” — certainly is a deserving candidate. Randle has posted career bests in points (23.2), rebounds (11.0), assists (5.5) and minutes (36.8) through the Knicks 15-16 start entering Tuesday’s home game against Golden State. He also is shooting 41.0 percent from 3-point range, a significant improvement from...
    More On: new york knicks Knicks fans set for ‘very emotional’ return to MSG Forgotten Knicks big man saves the day Good riddance to fan-less Knicks games Knicks take down Timberwolves, get Ryan Saunders fired Julius Randle should find out shortly before Tuesday’s fan-attended game at the Garden whether he will play an extra game this season among the NBA’s elite. The league will announce its All-Star reserves on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on TNT, and Randle remains in consideration — but is no lock — to be one of the seven players added from the Eastern Conference. It would mark the first career All-Star designation for Randle, who is in his second season of a three-year, $62.1 million deal with the Knicks. The 26-year-old power forward — and the player Tom Thibodeau described Sunday as the Knicks’ “engine” — certainly is a deserving candidate. Randle has posted career...
    Julius Randle believes playing in New York is the toughest room to win over in the NBA. And he admits vindication after being viewed in a negative light as the Knicks went 21-45 last season — his first with the club. Randle said he had always improved each season — until 2019-20. “I felt like I wasn’t playing my best basketball,’’ Randle said Friday on JJ Redick’s podcast. “I don’t care what anyone says — there’s no tougher place to play than New York with the media and the fans who know and love the game. It’s a tough place to play. Anyone who loves the game is going to be sensitive about their craft. I was sensitive to it and really wanted to get better. My progression in my career was every year I got better. I took it personal and a challenge and think I’ve done that.’’ As...
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    New York Knicks: Calipari explains Payne’s impact on Randle’s All-Star rise By: Alder Almo February 20, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks‘ status as a real playoff contender will be legitimized by a Julius Randle selection in the NBA All-Star Game. Randle is knocking on the All-Star Game door after an impressive start to the season. He’s dragging a young Knicks team to the playoffs conversations in a season many analysts thought would be a lottery year. Randle is in the midst of a career year in the NBA — 23.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 40.7 percent from deep, all career-highs. And more importantly, as Tom Thibodeau pointed out, Randle has impacted winning in New York. The Knicks are currently at the seventh spot in the East with a 14-16 record. Randle’s Herculean effort hasn’t gone unnoticed as he finished...
    Now that the starters for the NBA All-Star Game have been announced, Knicks forward Julius Randle will have to wait a few more days to find out if he will be added as a reserve from the Eastern Conference. As the Knicks prepare to face the Warriors on Tuesday at the Garden, the remainder of the rosters will be announced that evening, beginning at 7 p.m. on TNT. Seven additional players from each conference will be selected by a panel of NBA coaches, and Randle’s coach believes he deserves the first nod of his career. “I think the numbers speak for themselves, but there are a lot of players who have similar-type numbers. But I think when you look at the impact on winning, that’s where he’s separated himself,” Tom Thibodeau said following Friday’s practice. “To do what he’s doing for this team, we wouldn’t be where we are....
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    Kristen Wiigs Best Roles North Carolina tornado: 3 people were killed and 10 more injured in coastal North Carolina community Julius Randle, Human Tornado, Is Making Serious All-Star Push For the first time in... a long time, the New York Knicks are a fun basketball team to watch and their fans actually have a glimmer of hope. Tom Thibodeau has come in and inspired his new team to play defense. The young guns like R.J. Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and Obi Toppin are getting their minutes, making their mistakes, and showing flashes of NBA-level play. The Knicks are currently the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference at 14-15 on the year. © Provided by The Big Lead Julius Randle | Patrick Smith/Getty Images Not all is perfect. Thibs still has his old habits of vastly preferring veterans to young players in crunch time, and since the Knicks aren't...
    Julius Randle hurt the Hawks on Monday night and is paving his way to Atlanta on March 7, the scheduled date of the All-Star Game. Randle posted his Knicks-high 44 points, setting a career-high with 7 3-pointers as the Knicks won their third straight Monday, 123-112, over the Hawks at the fanless Garden. Randle racked up his third game of 30 or more points extending his All-Star campaign and finished one point shy of his career high (set with New Orleans). Randle hit a driving runner with 3:30 left and then his seventh 3-pointer to drive the lead to 112-107 and repel the Hawks’ comeback effort. Randle made 7 of 13 from 3 and was 14 of 22 overall. He was a career 28 percent 3-point shooter entering the season. Appearing on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN radio before the game, Randle said an All-Star berth would mean “a...
    One prominent Knick who will need to adjust his game following the arrival of Derrick Rose is Julius Randle. The potential All-Star has operated largely as a point forward during the Knicks’ 11-15 start entering Friday night’s game in Washington, posting a career high of 5.8 assists per game, in addition to his averages of 22.3 points and 10.9 rebounds over his first 26 appearances. Rose’s acquisition from the Pistons in a trade earlier this week essentially gives the Knicks’ second team two point guards able to play on or off the ball, alongside rookie Immanuel Quickley. Randle endured his poorest shooting game of the season (4-for-18) when he scored just 12 points in Tuesday’s two-point loss to the Heat. Only nine of his 37 minutes came with Rose on the floor at the same time, but during those stretches, Randle scored two points on free throws and shot 0-for-4...
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    Following their acquisition of Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons, there’s a possibility the New York Knicks could make another move that might improve their chances of making the playoffs for the first time in close to a decade. As suggested in a new trade idea, this could involve acquiring DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs. On Friday, NBA Analysis Network wrote that with the Knicks seemingly “interested” once again in qualifying for the postseason, with youthful players such as Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, and R.J. Barrett making big contributions in a “very top-heavy” Eastern Conference. However, the outlet suggested that the Knicks could offer Randle and reserve point guard Frank Ntilikina in order to acquire DeRozan, who is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $2`7.7 million this season. “Moving forward, he will get a much lower deal at this stage of his career....
    Julius Randle submitted the latest evidence for his case to be an All-Star on Wednesday night in Chicago, when he poured in 27 points, six rebounds and six assists in the Knicks’ win over the Bulls. But playing like an All-Star does not guarantee a spot on the All-Star team, especially in this year’s crowded class of Eastern Conference players, despite how Randle’s teammates may feel about his candidacy. “Honestly, it’s not even a question,” point guard Elfrid Payton said before the Knicks flew back to New York for an off day Thursday. “I don’t even know what we’re talking about. He’s definitely been playing at an All-Star level. “We’ve been winning. I don’t think it’s really a debate. I think it would mean a lot to him. He puts in a lot of work, a lot of things that people don’t see. We all work here, but...
    Knicks’ Julius Randle details one major factor in his transformation this season By: Alexander Wilson February 4, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks overcame a pesky Chicago Bulls team on Wednesday evening, 107-103. The Knicks are just three games back from being a .500 team, and accumulating this victory was a necessity after losing two straight. Against the Bulls, the Knicks started off extremely valiant, scoring 34 in the first quarter and taking a 19 point lead at one moment in the game. Thanks to another outstanding performance from Julius Randle, the Knicks managed to close out a game that they nearly blew in the fourth quarter. Randle finished with 27 points, six assists, and six rebounds. While he missed both shots from the free-throw line, he had over 50% from the field and connected on 5-of-7 three-pointers. Randle detailed one major...
    The New York Knicks have an impressive start in the 2020-21 NBA season, thanks to the emergence of Julius Randle. However, in order to at least have a chance of ending their playoff drought this year, the Knicks may still need to make another major move to give Randle more support on the court. One of the players that the Knicks could target before the 2021 trade deadline is veteran shooting guard Victor Oladipo of the Houston Rockets. In a recent article, A. Sherrod Blakely of Bleacher Report discussed whether the Knicks would be buyers or sellers this season. Though they are currently in the middle of a rebuilding process, Blakely revealed that some league officials believe that New York is more interested in adding another high-impact player to pair with Randle. He also mentioned Oladipo as one of the names to “keep an eye on” for the Knicks before...
    Team leader Julius Randle sensed it. The Knicks needed Wednesday’s rematch in Chicago. They needed it badly. The Knicks were at a crossroads, having lost five of six games after dropping a bad one to the Bulls on Monday at United Center. They had fallen to 11th in the Eastern Conference, four games under .500. “Sort of like a playoff game, you’re playing the same team in such a short time,’’’ Randle said beforehand. “We’ve got to make our adjustments. The biggest thing is we’ve just got to have more of a sense of urgency to start the game — look at it as a must-win. We can’t lose two in a row on this trip.’’ Randle made sure of it. The Knicks prevailed, 107-103, and Randle played like Captain Randle — the type of game that was better than the box score. And the box score was real good...
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    Getty Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks smiles as he runs out the clock in the final minute of the game against the Chicago Bulls. Immanuel Quickley’s emergence may be stealing headlines in New York, but it’s his fellow Knicks teammate who the Boston Celtics may be keeping tabs on. While rarely at full strength this season, when the Celtics are fully equipped, they sport one of the more well-rounded lineups in the league. However, the underwhelming play of Daniel Theis and Tristan Thompson has left much to be desired in terms of production. Not to mention, neither offer enough offensive versatility from the four-spot. That’s where Knicks standout Julius Randle comes into play. Follow the Heavy on Celtics Facebook page for all the latest stories, rumors and viral content!Julius Randle Floated as a Prime Trade Target for the CelticsPlaying at a fringe All-Star level at the moment,...
    2013-14 marked a huge slump for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers. They managed a paltry 27-55 record and finished #14 in the rankings, just ahead of Utah Jazz. However, they were able to get the 7th overall pick to their name by utilizing the offseason. Just as Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, and Aaron Gordon got picked, the Lakers made a brilliant choice and signed Julius Randle. Along with the prodigy from Kentucky, they also acquired the 46th overall pick, Jordan Clarkson, from the Wizards. However, the days for the Buss family were still far from seeing sunshine and rainbows. The next thing the world knew, the two talented stars left their launching pad in a few years. Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY...
    In a recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report talked about title contenders in the NBA and how they could fix their biggest roster problem with trade. For the Boston Celtics, Swartz suggested that they should try to acquire Julius Randle from the New York Knicks to address their need for improvement at the starting power forward position. Absorbing his $18.9 million salary this season wouldn’t be a problem for the Celtics. They wouldn’t be needing to sacrifice one of their core players to match New York’s outgoing salary since they have the $28.5 million trade exception that they created when they agreed to send Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets via a sign-and-trade deal. Even if the Knicks demand the inclusion of a young player and a future first-round pick in the package, trading for Randle would still make a lot of sense for Boston. As Swartz noted, bringing...
    You can understandably gush about rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley, but remember, he is shooting 37.8 percent from the field and missed four games. It’s a pretty good story, but I’ll stick with Julius Randle as the Knicks’ biggest revelation of the season. All-Star Voting began Thursday and – rightly so – the Knicks are pumping his candidacy on their social media accounts. As the Knicks return home from their grueling four-game Western swing to face the Cavaliers, the 6-8, 250-pound Randle deserves your frontcourt voting consideration – even if you can’t cheer him live Friday night at the fan-free Garden. Randle came into camp in great shape after military boot camp training in his hometown Dallas. But it wasn’t the only change – he is also reunited with former Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne. Payne and Randle have a neat routine before tip-off where Payne acts physically with...
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    Most trade rumors and hypothetical scenarios involving the Washington Wizards have involved their top scorer Bradley Beal. However, in a recent list of recommended blockbuster deals, Bleacher Report wrote that the team — which is currently last place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-11 record — could instead focus on finding a capable No. 2 option behind the NBA’s erstwhile leading scorer by targeting New York Knicks forward Julius Randle. As discussed by the outlet’s Zach Buckley on Wednesday, the Wizards have consistently maintained that they want to build their franchise around Beal. But while it might still be interesting to discuss possible transactions involving the 27-year-old shooting guard, Washington could also make a move for Randle, who is currently putting up huge all-around numbers for the Knicks but might be an example of a player whose stats are “inflated” by the lack of supporting talent on his team....
    Since the 2020 offseason, rumors have been swirling around All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and his future with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are yet to make Walker officially available on the trading block, but there are speculations that they are planning to use him as a trade chip to further improve their roster before the 2021 trade deadline. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network came up with a trade idea that would send Walker to the New York Knicks. In the proposed scenario, Boston would be sending the veteran point guard to New York in exchange for a package that includes Julius Randle, Frank Ntilikina, and a 2024 first-round pick. If the deal would bush through, Siegel believes it would help both teams in filling up the needs to improve on their roster. For the Knicks, the suggested trade would enable them to fulfill their...
    Andrew Yang, the former Democratic presidential candidate now running for Mayor of New York City, has not been shy about being a Knicks defector, leaving James Dolan’s club for Steve Nash’s Nets. Yang has been particularly brutal on Dolan. While he’s not willing to reestablish his long-term Knicks fandom as he runs for mayor, Yang’s tone on his podcast, “Yang Speaks,’’ this week seemed to shift on the Garden’s team — impressed with its 8-10 start. Yang said the club has “turned the page” with new coach Tom Thibodeau getting the club to “overachieve.” Yang said he believes in Thibodeau because he’s part of Jeff Van Gundy’s “coaching tree.” But Yang is most startled by Julius Randle, who is playing an All-Star level, averaging 22.7 points, 11.3 rebound and 6.1 assists. With the Knicks facing Utah on Tuesday to end their four-game Western trip, Randle hasn’t missed any of their...
    The New York Knicks may be off to a surprisingly decent start, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from swirling around their top scorer, Julius Randle, and his future with the team. The young big man has also found himself mentioned in various trade ideas over the past few weeks, including one that would send him to the Charlotte Hornets — a team with a lot of talent in the backcourt but considerably weaker when it comes to its frontcourt rotation. As pointed out on Saturday by NBA Analysis Network, the Knicks are a team that might be in need of an upgrade at point guard. Although Elfrid Payton has been producing solidly as a starter and Immanuel Quickley has shown some promise off the bench, New York notably passed on Tyrese Haliburton — who eventually went to the Sacramento Kings — and used their No. 9 overall draft pick...
    There might not be an NBA All-Star Game this season because of COVID-19 restrictions. Whether or not it’s played, Knicks forward Julius Randle hopes to be named to the squad for the first time in his career. Randle is averaging career bests in scoring (22.4 points per game), rebounds (11.4) and assists (6.3) through the Knicks’ 8-8 start, after coming within one assist of his second triple-double of the season in Thursday’s 119-104 win over the Warriors in San Francisco. “You always strive to be the best version of who you are. You set goals and stuff like that. It’s obviously something that I want, obviously. But it’s not something that I’m focusing on,” said Randle, who finished with 16 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists. “I’m really just focusing on this team, getting lost in the team, trying to figure out the best way, every night, to be...
    The NBA still has not announced whether there will be an All-Star Game this season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Whether or not it’s played, Knicks forward Julius Randle hopes to be named to the squad for the first time in his career. Randle was averaging career bests in scoring (22.8 points per game), rebounds (11.0) and assists (6.1) through the Knicks’ 7-8 start, while tied for the second-most minutes logged in the league with teammate RJ Barrett (37.1 per game). “You always strive to be the best version of who you are. You set goals and stuff like that. It’s obviously something that I want, obviously. But it’s not something that I’m focusing on,” Randle said on a Zoom call before Thursday’s game against the Warriors in San Francisco. “I’m really just focusing on this team, getting lost in the team, trying to figure out the best way, every night,...
    All-Stars — besides being elite talents — fight through poor-shooting games and still help their teams win. Check another box for Knicks power forward Julius Randle. With his minutes mounting all season, Randle looked like he had nothing in the tank across much of MLK Day’s noon match against the Magic. Despite tired legs that led to a 5 of 19 shooting effort, Randle persevered, logged 40 minutes and made enough clutch plays in the final minute to pull the Knicks through in a 91-84 victory. Despite many bricks and four missed free throws, Randle mustered 21 points, had 17 rebounds and his hard drive to the basket with the score tied and Orlando holding the momentum resulted in a layup with 56.8 seconds left. He also hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds to repel an Orlando miracle. “A little sluggish,’’ Randle admitted. “Shots weren’t falling and...
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    According to a recently proposed trade idea, Julius Randle of the New York Knicks could finally get to play for a potential title contender if he gets moved to the Boston Celtics in exchange for two of their young players and two future draft selections. On Friday, NBA Analysis Network’s Greg Patuto pointed out that Randle has been one of the few bright spots for a Knicks team that has lost four straight games after getting off to a strong 5-3 start. Currently, the 26-year-old forward is averaging 22.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists and shooting 49.8 percent from the field — all representing significant improvements from his performance in the 2019-20 campaign, per Basketball-Reference. Given Randle’s strong play for a perennially struggling organization, Patuto suggested that the Celtics — who are leading the Eastern Conference with a 7-3 record — could acquire the former Kentucky Wildcats standout for...
    After Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis blossomed into dependable stars, the Dallas Mavericks have successfully turned themselves from one of the worst teams in the league into a legitimate playoff contender in the loaded Western Conference. However, in order to have a realistic chance of reaching the NBA Finals and capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy, most people believe that the Mavericks still need to upgrade their roster around Doncic and Porzingis. One of the most intriguing targets for Dallas before the 2021 trade deadline is Julius Randle of the New York Knicks. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network suggested a blockbuster deal between the Mavericks and the Knicks that would enable Randle to join forces with Doncic and Porzingis in Dallas. In the proposed scenario, the Mavericks would be sending a package that includes James Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and a 2022 first-round pick to the Knicks...
    New York Knicks: The key to Julius Randle’s insane start to 2021 boils down to one factor By: Alexander Wilson January 8, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the New York Knicks embarked on a tough opening to the 2021 season, they didn’t anticipate to start the year 5-3. The Knicks have won five of their last six games, with a majority of them being playoff-caliber squads. In their last three contests, the Knicks have scored no less than 106 points, beating the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, and Utah Jazz consecutively. The New York Knicks are surging, and credit is due: A healthy portion of their success is thanks to power forward Julius Randle, who is averaging 23.1 points per game over 38.6 minutes. While he leads the team with 4.9 turnovers per contest, he’s also dominating the boards, hauling in 12 rebounds and 7.4 assists per...
    Julius Randle wanted to get to work. This didn’t surprise Tyler Relph a bit. Relph has helped train Randle for more than a decade, going back to Randle’s days at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Dallas. Even then, at 15 years old, Randle understood the value of sweat equity. But this was something else. This was different. When the NBA halted its season in March, Randle flew to his hometown and kept working out, figuring it would be a temporary pause. He and Relph fell into an old routine: drills, conditioning, staying sharp for when the call came that the Knicks could play again. It never did. There would be a bubble in Orlando, and most of the league would go there, but the Knicks were left out. Their season was over. And something clicked inside the man who’d averaged 19.5 points and 9.7 rebounds across a mostly forgettable season. “Him...
    More from: Mike Vaccaro Trades like Francisco Lindor blockbuster have always vaulted Mets into contention Garden would have been rocking for this Knicks win Theres no way Giants fans are buying this Jets should look to NY sports brethren who got coaching search right Tom Thibodeaus Knicks have quickly become worth watching Julius Randle wanted to get to work. This didn’t surprise Tyler Relph a bit. Relph has helped train Randle for more than a decade, going back to Randle’s days at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Dallas. Even then, at 15 years old, Randle understood the value of sweat equity. But this was something else. This was different. When the NBA halted its season in March, Randle flew to his hometown and kept working out, figuring it would be a temporary pause. He and Relph fell into an old routine: drills, conditioning, staying sharp for when the call came...
    Julius Randle, a legitimate All-Star candidate, is “the engine” that is driving the Knicks’ resurgence. That’s how Randle was described by veteran teammate Austin Rivers and first-year head coach Tom Thibodeau, respectively, after the budding power forward and sudden triple-double threat fronted the rising Knicks to their fifth win in six games Wednesday night against Utah at the Garden. Thibodeau’s arrival and an admitted refocused commitment to his conditioning seem to have unlocked a new level of play from Randle, who was signed by the Knicks to a three-year deal worth $62.1 million as a free agent in 2019. The former Kentucky star is averaging career highs of 23.1 points, 12.0 rebounds and, most notably 7.4 assists per game — while logging the most minutes in the NBA (38.6 mpg) — ahead of Friday’s home game against Oklahoma City. “He’s our engine. … He’s doing everything,” Thibodeau said. “Playing big...
    After reaching the Western Conference Finals last year, the Denver Nuggets are off to a slow start in the 2020-21 NBA season, currently sitting at the No. 11 spot in the Western Conference with a 3-4 record. Though they are already finding their way back to the winning column, their current performance showed that they need more star power around Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray in order to have a better chance of capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year. In the past months, the Nuggets have already been linked to several players who could be available on the trading block before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the most intriguing targets for Denver is Julius Randle of the New York Knicks. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network came up with an idea on how the Nuggets would be able to bring Randle to Mile High...
    DC officials warn of violence as Trump supporters protest election loss Senate runoffs in Georgia will shape what Biden can achieve in the White House Here is how Julius Randle has made such huge strides as a playmaker We already knew that New York Knicks big Julius Randle could score and rebound. But few saw him taking the leap to become a point forward. © Provided by HoopsHype USA TODAY One of the biggest surprises of the season is that Randle is currently leading the Knicks in assists, averaging more than seven per game. As a member of one of the eight teams to not participate in the bubble, Randle had quite a long offseason to improve his game. So what has led to the emergence of Randle as someone who is now able to create for others? The first place to look is personnel, considering New York had...
    DC officials warn of violence as Trump supporters protest election loss Gulf leaders, Kushner, converge on Saudi Arabia for crisis talks The Knicks (shockingly) are red-hot, led by brilliant play from Julius Randle The New York Knicks went 21-45 in the 2019-20 season, and were expected to be one of the worst teams in the 2020-21 season. That may still prove to be true, but they’ve actually played good basketball so far- and particularly great basketball of late. © Provided by The Comeback The Knicks — as seven-point road underdogs — took down the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, improving their record to 4-3 on the season. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad And all four wins have come over the last five games. The Knicks got their first win with a stunning 120-113 victory — as 13-point underdogs — over the Milwaukee Bucks on...
    Backup center Nerlens Noel was a late scratch with a sprained ankle. With Obi Toppin and Omari Spellman still out with leg injuries, that meant the Knicks’ big-man depth was tissue thin. And it also meant Julius Randle would have to register a marathon amount of minutes. Again. Randle, already the third-highest in the league in minutes played, logged another 43 minutes in Monday’s win in Atlanta. And he had another scintillating outing — 28 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists. He was one assist shy of his second triple-double of the season and is on a healthy pace to be considered an All-Star for the first time after coming to camp in superb shape. “It’s fun I guess,’’ Randle said smiling about the major workload. “But the bigger thing is I’m staying on top of what I need to do to take care of my body. It’s a day-in,...
    More On: new york knicks The Knicks are finally worth your time The Knicks are now a winning team Rookie’s sudden emergence gives Knicks a good problem Veteran’s odd route to providing big Knicks boost Backup center Nerlens Noel was a late scratch with a sprained ankle. With Obi Toppin and Omari Spellman still out with leg injuries, that meant the Knicks’ big-man depth was tissue thin. And it also meant Julius Randle would have to register a marathon amount of minutes. Again. Randle, already the third-highest in the league in minutes played, logged another 43 minutes in Monday’s win in Atlanta. And he had another scintillating outing — 28 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists. He was one assist shy of his second triple-double of the season and is on a healthy pace to be considered an All-Star for the first time after coming to camp in superb...
    The New York Knicks have had a mixed start to their season, with three wins and three losses in the regular season. They have pulled off some massive upsets against the Bucks and the Pacers in those three wins. The Knicks were hopeful that their 2019 lottery pick RJ Barrett can step up and lead their side. While Barrett has been impressive, power forward, Julius Randle has undeniably been the leader of the side. The 26-year-old has been in the form of his life in the first six games. He has led the Knicks in points, assists and the number of rebounds averaging 21.2 points, 7.2 assists and 10.5 rebounds per game, and that too shooting 50% from the three point line. This is the very first time that a Knicks’ player averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the first six games. To give some context he...
    Julius Randle had New York Knicks fans buzzing after his big night against the Cavaliers. New York Knicks fans are desperate for watchable basketball from a team that features Julius Randle as its highest-paid player. He has a lot of pressure to live up to, and he’s actually looking solid in 2020. Randle has scored at least 25 points in each of his past three games and posted a triple-double Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a nice win for the Knicks. A big night for Julius Randle in the Knicks W ???? ???? 28 Pts???? 12 Reb???? 11 Ast???? 4-4 from three pic.twitter.com/dejRwvnKAu — ESPN (@espn) December 30, 2020 Knicks fans were thrilled with Julius Randle’s big nightThe first surprise of the season was the Knicks blowing out the Milwaukee Bucks. Randle had 29 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists in that win Sunday. Was this an anomaly?...
    The Knicks arrived in Cleveland with a pack of injured players. But Julius Randle is healthy — boy, is he ever. In his fourth straight powerful performance, Randle posted a 28-point triple-double. He collected 12 rebounds with his Knicks-high 11 assists as the club won its second straight and took out the previously unbeaten Cavaliers, 95-86, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. As he kept his rotation to eight men, Tom Thibodeau’s defensive-minded Knicks moved to 2-2 in shaking off 26 turnovers. Randle chased down a loose ball in the left corner and drilled a clinching 3-pointer with 5:40 left, lifting the Knicks into a 10-point lead. On the next possession, Randle picked up his triple-double when he fed point guard Elfrid Payton for a 3-pointer. “I think the first part is he came into camp in great shape,” Thibodeau said of Randle after the game. “I saw...
    More On: new york knicks Rushed start to season taking a toll on Knicks, NBA Breaking down Knicks star’s transformation Knicks guard explains his wardrobe malfunction Nets have better TV ratings than Knicks in stunning reversal The Knicks arrived in Cleveland with a pack of injured players. But Julius Randle is healthy — boy, is he ever. As he kept his rotation to eight men, Tom Thibodeau’s defensive-minded Knicks moved to 2-2 in shaking off 26 turnovers. Randle chased down a loose ball in the left corner and drilled a clinching 3-pointer with 5:40 left, lifting the Knicks into a 10-point lead. In his fourth straight powerful performance, Randle posted a 28-point triple-double. He collected 12 rebounds with his Knicks-high 11 assists as the club won its second straight and took out the previously unbeaten Cavaliers, 95-86, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. On the next possession, Randle...
    NBAE via Getty Images Break up the Knicks! On Sunday, they shocked the basketball world, upsetting the Bucks at The Garden for their first win of the season, and doing it in blowout fashion. Tom Thibodeau’s squad is off to a 1-2 start, going into a four-game road trip against a few teams off to 3-0 starts. While the Knicks have showed some life early, they are dealing with numerous injuries already as some guys will now need to step up and fill in. To get into the Knicks’ first three games and what comes next, we bring you the second episode of Season 2 of our Knicks podcast “Big Apple Buckets” with Sal Licata and former Knick Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams. SUBSCRIBE ON:            Big Apple Buckets Opening Segment with Sal & The Junk Yard Dog: Looking back at...
    NBAE via Getty Images Break up the Knicks! On Sunday, they shocked the basketball world, upsetting the Bucks at The Garden for their first win of the season, and doing it in blowout fashion. Tom Thibodeau’s squad is off to a 1-2 start, going into a four-game road trip against a few teams off to 3-0 starts. While the Knicks have showed some life early, they are dealing with numerous injuries already as some guys will now need to step up and fill in. To get into the Knicks’ first three games and what comes next, we bring you the second episode of Season 2 of our Knicks podcast “Big Apple Buckets” with Sal Licata and former Knick Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams. SUBSCRIBE ON:            Big Apple Buckets Opening Segment with Sal & The Junk Yard Dog: Looking back at a surprising blowout...
    Julius Randle’s answers on Zoom are short. He’s not auditioning to be a thoughtful orator like last season – his first as a Knick. Is Randle disappointed media and fans have viewed him as a trade chip for a star? A turnover-prone scoring forward who dribbled too much last season and didn’t make his teammates, including RJ Barrett, better? Randle certainly took umbrage. And that may have been further exacerbated by the notion his minutes may be in jeopardy because of the drafting of another power forward at No. 8 overall, Obi Toppin. Indeed, Randle has seemed a touch surly with his one-to-three-word Zoom answers. Maybe he just doesn’t like Zoom. But on the court, Randle is speaking volumes. He’s been a monster — a much-improved, slimmed-down, smarter wrecking ball. With the Knicks off to a 1-2 start and embarking on a four-game road trip starting Tuesday in Cleveland, Randle...
    New York Knicks’ Julius Randle and showing off his dominance and it’s bad news for Obi Toppin By: Alexander Wilson December 28, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the New York Knicks entered the preseason, there was a serious debate that eighth overall pick Obi Toppin could cut into Julius Randle’s minutes, but that question has since been answered. Toppin has suffered a calf strain that could keep him out for quite some time, and in his absence, Randle is completely dominating. However, the Randle and Toppin tandem is set to be an exciting one. Playing him simultaneously would’ve been and will be an interesting mesh, and Randle was actually excited about the addition of Obi. “He can shoot it and run the floor. So I think we’ll be able to complement each other well,” Randle said. The New York Knicks are seeing some of their...
    He is easy to forget about, because so much of the talk is of the kids, the first- and second- and third-year players, all of whom maximized the preseason in their own way. If we weren’t talking about RJ Barrett and Obi Tobbin, we were speculating about Immanuel Quickley and Mitch Robinson and Kevin Knox. Such is life in the NBA dustbin, as well as at the family photo session: The babies get the most attention. So it is that Old Man Julius Randle – who turned all of 26 years old on Nov. 29 – feels like the George Blanda of this bunch, white-haired and gray-bearded, even as it is likely that he is entering the very prime of his career. He finished 18 rebounds shy of averaging a double-double last season, settling for a nightly output of 19.5 points and 9.7 boards. He was the Knicks’ best player,...
    More from: Mike Vaccaro Jets Trevor Lawrence nightmare may not be all that miserable Joe Judges bold Giants calls tells us all we need to know Christmas carols for a wild year in New York sports Knicks turned a meaningless game into a glimmer of hope Luis Rojas has chance to show Mets what hes really made of He is easy to forget about, because so much of the talk is of the kids, the first- and second- and third-year players, all of whom maximized the preseason in their own way. If we weren’t talking about RJ Barrett and Obi Tobbin, we were speculating about Immanuel Quickley and Mitch Robinson and Kevin Knox. Such is life in the NBA dustbin, as well as at the family photo session: The babies get the most attention. So it is that Old Man Julius Randle – who turned all of 26 years...
    Knicks fans reacted on Twitter to Julius Randle’s performance Wednesday night against the Cavaliers.  The New York Knicks pulled off a nice comeback victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in some Wednesday night preseason action. Julius Randle ended up being the Knicks’ high scorer from the game, but fans still reacted negatively to his night on Twitter. The expectations are high for the player earning the most on the roster, and fans found several ways to be frustrated with his latest performance. Julius Randle dribbling against a triple-team ???? #Knicks pic.twitter.com/exxykilrNG — carlos (@clos7) December 17, 2020 Julius Randle drawing heat from Knicks fansThose unhappy with his night will tell you the 18 points are a smokescreen for his true outing. Randle is still seen dribbling far too much for a player with his skill-set, and his plus-minus of minus-9 in a game his team won by seven points is suspect....
    New York Knicks: Julius Randle takes Obi Toppin under his wings By: Alder Almo December 11, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Knicks rookie Obi Toppin dispels the notion that he and six-year veteran Julius Randle aren’t a good fit. In fact, the rookie has been leaning on Randle among other Knicks frontcourt players to learn the league’s ropes. “I’ve been matchup against Julius Randle, Nerlens [Noel], and Mitch [Robinson] sometimes. Playing against those guys, they gave me a lot of feedback. They’re great guys especially Jules. He’s been helping me throughout this whole process,” Toppin told reporters via zoom call ahead of his preseason debut against the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. Friday E.T. “I’ve been getting extra shots up, and watching films. He’s been teaching me a lot. He’s been in the game a little bit. So I’m just taking in everything...
    In a recent article, Brad Dressler of Fansided’sDaily Knicks created a list of trades that the New York Knicks could make before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season. These include a deal that would send Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield to Big Apple. In the proposed scenario, the Knicks would be receiving Hield, Harrison Barnes, and two future second-round picks while the Kings would be acquiring Julius Randle, Kevin Knox, and Frank Ntilikina. If the trade would push through, it would help both teams in filling up the needs to improve on their roster. For the Knicks, Dressler believes that they wouldn’t mind absorbing Barnes and the $60.7 million he’s owed over the next three seasons if it means acquiring Hield and a couple of future draft picks. “Leon Rose has shown he’s more than willing to take on bad deals in order to gain future assets to...
    Considering that Friday’s preseason opener will come exactly nine months since the Knicks last played a game, it figures to be just a taste of what’s on tap for an unusual 2020-21 NBA campaign. Julius Randle is setting his expectations accordingly. “It’s going to be a weird season,” Randle said Wednesday after the Knicks’ fourth day of training camp. “It’s going to be fast-paced, but just being able to play with confidence and play unselfish, we’ll be fine.” Randle’s answer came after a question about the quick turnaround for the Knicks’ rookies. There won’t be much of anything normal for anyone on the roster, including veterans like Randle. Between the long offseason, the expedited preseason and the games that will be played in front of empty arenas, the Knicks won’t be alone in figuring it out as they go. That begins Friday night with a preseason game against the Pistons....
    More On: new york knicks Knicks rookie bringing one needed trait to roster Tom Thibodeau has work to do after President Obama turns against Knicks Tom Thibodeau already making big Knicks change Ben Stiller joins team producing biopic on Knicks legend Considering that Friday’s preseason opener will come exactly nine months since the Knicks last played a game, it figures to be just a taste of what’s on tap for an unusual 2020-21 NBA campaign. Julius Randle is setting his expectations accordingly. “It’s going to be a weird season,” Randle said Wednesday after the Knicks’ fourth day of training camp. “It’s going to be fast-paced, but just being able to play with confidence and play unselfish, we’ll be fine.” Randle’s answer came after a question about the quick turnaround for the Knicks’ rookies. There won’t be much of anything normal for anyone on the roster, including veterans like Randle....
    Although James Harden has just reported to the Houston Rockets‘ training camp after failing to show up for a few days, trade rumors have continued to surround the former NBA MVP. Most of them have centered on potential moves to the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers, but as Bleacher Report suggested on Wednesday, the New York Knicks might have the assets to convince the Rockets to part ways with the disgruntled shooting guard. As proposed by the publication, the Knicks could acquire Harden for R.J. Barrett and Julius Randle, first-round picks in the 2021, 2023, and 2025 drafts, and two future second-rounders. The plausibility of such a deal, Bleacher Report added, would depend on how one perceives Barrett following his rookie season in 2019-20, where he was “historically inefficient” despite producing solid numbers. “The theoretical version of Barrett is exactly what teams are after these days: a multipositional...
    New York Knicks: Julius Randle believes he can co-exist with Obi Toppin By: Alder Almo December 5, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditAfter the New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin in the NBA Draft, there were questions on how he and Julius Randle co-exist. Randle, speaking for the first time since the draft, believes Toppin will fit right next to him. “He’s an athletic player from what I know. I haven’t seen much of him. But he can shoot it and run the floor. So I think we’ll be able to complement each other well,” Randle said during his zoom call with reporters on Friday. “The game is positionless is now. To have many guys to be versatile and do many things is great.”   With the way the NBA has evolving, there’s a chance we can see Randle and Toppin if Tom Thibodeau rolls...
    Julius Randle isn’t worried about Obi Toppin.  The Knicks first-round pick plays the same power-forward position as Randle. There’s concern among NBA cognoscenti whether the two can share the floor.  Entering his sixth season and figuring to be the Knicks No. 1 option, Randle said they’ll find a way. Neither seems suited for the small-forward position as a defender.  Randle didn’t seem to enjoy the topic, perhaps realizing if the fit is awkward, the young veteran may reappear on the trading block.  “He’s an athletic player from what I know,’’ Randle said on Friday’s Zoom call. “I haven’t seen much of him. But he can shoot it and run the floor. So I think we’ll be able to complement each other very well. The game is position-less now. To have many guys be versatile and do many things is great.’’  Julius Randle; Obi ToppinGetty Images (2) The 6-foot-8 Randle played...
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    New York Knicks: How would Obi Toppin/Julius Randle tandem work? By: Alexander Wilson December 1, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin with the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, a major question arose regarding Julius Randle’s future with the team. Toppin is an NBA ready-made power forward with fantastic transition abilities and explosive power. With Dayton the past two seasons, Toppin has increasingly gotten better, averaging 20 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest last year. His ability to dominate on offense and fill the paint is exactly what the Knicks were looking for, but he can also shoot the basketball, finishing with a .633 field-goal percentage and .390 from beyond the arc. He averaged 2.6 three-point attempts per game last year but could see that increase in the NBA as he develops. Toppin is a 22-year-old, 6-foot-9, New...
    Should the New York Knicks look to trade Julius Randle? By: Alexander Wilson November 30, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIt is no secret that the New York Knicks struggle to lure star free agents to Madison Square Garden, but last season, they managed to secure two quality talents, with one of them being traded away for draft capital midway through the 2019-20 campaign. Signing Julius Randle and Marcus Morris, the Knicks hoped they could become more of an offensive threat, but the team still struggled and eventually elected to part ways with Morris. Nonetheless, Randle remained in New York after signing a three-year, $62 million deal last summer after the Knicks couldn’t convince any Premier options to join their ranks. The former lottery pick, who has done great things for the community, tried to carry the load while the remainder of the team struggled. He ended...
    The only drawback in drafting 6-foot-9 Obi Toppin last week is that the Knicks’ best player, Julius Randle, plays the same position — power forward. Toppin’s explosive game, decent 3-point shooting touch and Brooklyn heritage has given Knicks fans something to get excited about for the future. In the present, how Toppin and Randle, who is 6-foot-8, coexist may decide whether the Knicks can beat the odds and break their seven-year playoff drought. Most scouts believe Toppin, the Dayton dunk machine, isn’t versatile enough to slide to the 3 because of his defensive shortcomings. Hence, Toppin and Randle may be unplayable as a tandem. The only possibility is using the duo in a small-ball lineup of Toppin at the 4 and Randle the 5. That could be a defensive nightmare, scouts say. “I think best case, they don’t play together that often and you share the 48 power-forward minutes,’’ former...
    The only drawback in drafting 6-foot-9 Obi Toppin last week is that the Knicks’ best player, Julius Randle, plays the same position — power forward. Toppin’s explosive game, decent 3-point shooting touch and Brooklyn heritage has given Knicks fans something to get excited about for the future. In the present, how Toppin and Randle, who is 6-foot-8, coexist may decide whether the Knicks can beat the odds and break their seven-year playoff drought. Most scouts believe Toppin, the Dayton dunk machine, isn’t versatile enough to slide to the 3 because of his defensive shortcomings. Hence, Toppin and Randle may be unplayable as a tandem. The only possibility is using the duo in a small-ball lineup of Toppin at the 4 and Randle the 5. That could be a defensive nightmare, scouts say. “I think best case, they don’t play together that often and you share the 48 power-forward minutes,’’ former...
    Kendra RandleKalore Having a fashion-savvy husband has its advantages for Kendra Randle. The wife of New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle, Kendra recently told Page Six Style how she consulted with the 25-year-old NBA star about any weighing decisions she had with her clothing line Kalore, which recently launched in October. “I definitely show him everything,” Kendra shared. “If I’m debating between this fabric or this color, I’ll show him and he’ll give his opinion. He actually loves fashion, too.” A small-town Kentucky native, Kendra has long admired designers Donatella Versace and Michael Costello, whom she previously interned for in Los Angeles. Julius and Kendra RandleCourtesy of Kalore “The biggest thing that amazed me was watching him sketch and then I would go source the fabrics in downtown LA and pick those out, and see what worked and what didn’t,” Kendra said of her time with Costello. “Just...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau sees a leader in Julius Randle By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditJulius Randle is ready to put behind his struggles during his first season with the New York Knicks.  And getting coach Tom Thibodeau’s stamp of approval is certainly a great confidence builder for the much-maligned forward. Randle has impressed Thibodeau with his work ethic and how he is approaching this offseason. Thibodeau revealed that Randle was the earliest Knick to show up.  He’s spent time with the new coaching staff even before the start of the organized team activity approved by the league for the “Delete Eight”. “He’s a pro’s pro. He’s in great shape. He’s willing to work and do anything that you ask.  I think having that type of leadership is important for our team,” Thibodeau said during his Zoom call with media on Tuesday. Randle took...
    The Washington Wizards have already made it clear to everyone in the league that they have no intention of moving Bradley Beal and undergoing a full-scale rebuild but if they will have their way, they will definitely love to move the other superstar on their roster, John Wall. Since suffering an Achilles injury, Wall, who is owed $132.8 million over three years, is currently viewed as a financial burden than the player that would lead the Wizards back to title contention and end their decades of title drought. With his health issue and massive contract, finding a team that is willing to take Wall would be tough for the Wizards. However, once he becomes officially available on the trading block, some teams that desperately want to add a superstar to their roster could still express interest in acquiring Wall. According to Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report, one of the potential...
    They have all taken turns as NBA playoff heroes in the Orlando bubble: the Heat’s Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo, Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and Lakers’ Anthony Davis. They have three things in common. The four players are still in the NBA’s Final Four. Each once wore Kentucky blue. And all graduated from Kenny Payne University. Julius Randle, who played at Kentucky in the 2013-14 season, is not yet in that select group despite gaudy NBA numbers. But he’s now back at KPU. According to a source, Randle not only showed up for the Knicks’ week-long individual workouts that kicked off their “Delete 8’’ OTAs, but he has stuck around for the voluntary group practices that began Wednesday. Part of the reason Randle did so was to be around Payne, the former Kentucky assistant who joined Tom Thibodeau’s staff in a surprise move this summer. Julius RandleGetty Images Now 2019 lottery...
    They have all taken turns as NBA playoff heroes in the Orlando bubble: the Heat’s Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo, Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and Lakers’ Anthony Davis. They have three things in common. The four players are still in the NBA’s Final Four. Each once wore Kentucky blue. And all graduated from Kenny Payne University. Julius Randle, who played at Kentucky in the 2013-14 season, is not yet in that select group despite gaudy NBA numbers. But he’s now back at KPU. According to a source, Randle not only showed up for the Knicks’ week-long individual workouts that kicked off their “Delete 8’’ OTAs, but he has stuck around for the voluntary group practices that began Wednesday. Part of the reason Randle did so was to be around Payne, the former Kentucky assistant who joined Tom Thibodeau’s staff in a surprise move this summer. Julius RandleGetty Images Now 2019 lottery...
    New York Knicks: Trading Julius Randle ‘number one priority,’ Utah Jazz interested (Report) By: Robbie Stratakos September 7, 2020 ShareShareTweetAccording to Knicks Fan TV, the New York Knicks‘ number one offseason priority is trading Julius Randle, and the Utah Jazz are a potential buyer. “Number one priority this offseason for the Knicks will be trading Julius Randle. They are going to look to trade Julius. And the first trade rumor that I’m hearing is Julius Randle to the Utah Jazz for Mike Conley and draft considerations.” Randle, 25, is one season through a three-year, $62 million contract with the Knicks. Randle averaged 19.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field this season. The 2019-20 NBA season was Mike Conley’s first run with the Jazz. He averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 assists and 0.8 steals per game...
    New York Knicks: Kevin Knox, Julius Randle react to Kenny Payne hire By: Robbie Stratakos August 12, 2020 PrevPreviousGreg Anthony talks how his son, Cole, would fare with the New York Knicks ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are assembling a coaching staff for their new head coach, Tom Thibodeau. Tuesday morning the team announced it hired Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne to join Thibodeau’s staff. Payne is the first official hire for Thibodeau’s coaching staff. Payne was an assistant for the Oregon Ducks under head coach Ernie Kent from 2004-09. He joined John Calipari’s coaching staff at Kentucky in 2010, where he spent 10 seasons. Payne coached a plethora of lottery selections at Kentucky who panned out to be reliable NBA starters and/or All-Stars. Some players who worked with Payne include but aren’t limited to: Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker,...
    New York Knicks: Julius Randle Could Be A Dark-Horse Candidate To Improve Under New Head Coach By: Mikey Murphy July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousConor McGregor on Recent UFC Callouts – “I accept!” NextAlexander Volkov – Walt Harris booked for UFC 254Next ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau tends to get the most out of flawed yet talented players. There is a possibility of fans being shocked about what Thibodeau is able to pull out of Julius Randle, especially defensively, if the Knicks actually decide to keep Randle and not ship him elsewhere before next season begins. The Knicks head coaching position is Tom Thibodeau’s dream job. Thibodeau has a phenomenal understanding of New York due to his time as an assistant for the Knicks from 1996-2003 and the fact that as a youngster, his household grew him up as a Knick fan...
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