What’s next for Julius Randle and the Knicks? NBA execs weigh in


As famous above, nearly all of the expertise evaluators polled voted towards giving Randle the max contract extension.

Randle struggled mightily in New York’s playoff collection towards the Hawks taking pictures 29.8 % from the sector and 33.3 % from downtown whereas his scoring manufacturing decreased to 18.0 factors per recreation.

“I don’t consider Julius is a max man,” an NBA government advised HoopsHype. “He’s a superb participant, however undoubtedly not a max man for my part. I don’t assume his season was a fluke. I feel Thibs and Kenny Payne are nice for him, I simply don’t assume he’s a max participant.”

“I’m unsure I’d lengthen him,” one other NBA government advised HoopsHype. “In the event that they go one other 12 months below his present contract to let him show that this 12 months wasn’t a fluke, they’ll nonetheless have Chook Rights and may at all times give him an additional 12 months greater than different groups when he’s an unrestricted free agent.”

Different executives aren’t overreacting to 1 dangerous playoff collection in comparison with his 71 regular-season video games performed at a excessive degree. With that mentioned, some consider there’s no rush for New York to get one thing finished.

“I’d most likely wait (to increase him),” a 3rd NBA government advised HoopsHype. “If he has one other nice 12 months, nice. I don’t see one other workforce providing way more as a free agent.”

“I doubt they’d supply him the max trigger they’d be bidding towards themselves,” a fourth NBA government advised HoopsHype.

For these curious, ought to Randle and the Knicks fail to comply with an extension, he can get as a lot as a five-year, $201.5 million deal in 2022 free company, in line with Gozlan’s present wage cap projections.

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