When Julius Randle signed his contract last year for the Knicks, I thought it was a little expensive but for a young player that had potential, it might have worked. Then, he just didn’t play all that well in 2019. You just felt like, he should be better than what he is playing like. The contract after last season seemed like another New York Knick contract, an overpaid one. But now in 2020-2021 NBA season, his 3-year, 62 million contract might work out after all.
Already this season, Randle has 5 games of 28 points or more. Although, he still is a growing player and has his lows. This balances out his PPG at 22 on close to an impressive 50% shooting. He does average 11 RPG and has 7 APG on top of that. A for sure double-double and close to a triple-double is great for a young player like Julius Randle. He’s about to enter the prime of his career and hopefully will be able to grow more and help the Knicks win games.
As mentioned, Julius Randle is still growing into his potential in his 7th season. He still has his lows where he only scores 11 points and has 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. That’s normal for that to happen occasionally. Still, Julius Randle as the first option for the Knicks has been a pleasant surprise. I won’t flat-out call Randle a star, but he’s a great, young player. Although it’s still early in the season, the Knicks are just out of playoff contention. A lot can change from now to the end of the season, including Julius Randle and the Knicks get even better.