The New York Knicks are behind forward Julius Randle as their man. The All-Star forward and the Knicks agreed to a four-year, $ 117 million contract extension. Randle’s full contract is for five years and $ 140 million.
According to ESPN, Randle is now under contract through the 2025-26 season. Last season, Randle averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, leading the Knicks to fourth place in the NBA playoffs before retiring to the Atlanta Hawks.
Securing Randle is the latest in the Knicks’ shakeup for a stronger run in the 2021-22 season.
Yesterday, four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker secured a contract termination with the Oklahoma City Thunder and agreed to a homecoming with the New York Knicks. Reports indicate that Walker’s deal with the Knicks will pay him $ 8 million annually.
Previously in free agency, the Knicks signed Evan Fournier to a deal worth $ 78 million over four seasons. Additional moves include retaining Nerleans Noel, Derrick Rose and Alec Burks in three-year deals worth $ 32 million, $ 43 million and $ 30 million, respectively, through ESPN.