Julius Randle sounds like he’s keen to sign a long-term extension to this offseason, or if he becomes a free agent in 2022 and so on.
Appearing on “Victory the Podcast,” Randle said, “I love playing in New York. I want to retire as a New York Knick. ”
The Knicks will take a third-year team option with Randle at $ 20 million and hope to extend his contract in August after his stellar season. But the Knicks cannot offer him more than 20 percent above $ 20 million, which is less than the maximum he could have had if he waited for a five-year contract with the Knicks in the summer of 2022.
Randle, who became an All-Stars this season, is expected to receive the NBA̵7;s Most Improved Player award.The award will receive the top three MVP votes and be nominated. As one of three All-NBA teams, Randle recently said he wanted to be in New York “long-term”.
He heard the song “ MVP ” at the Staples Center during a 31-point performance against the Lakers, something he had never received in four seasons there after hitting the Lakers lottery.
As the Knicks returned to the park to play Spurs on Thursday, Randle said: “ It’s like the movie’s premiere. As if you were watching a show The energy and the crowd are not real. We’re at 10 percent capacity right now and it feels like a crowded arena. ”
The Knicks returned to Garden for the last three games of the regular season, allowing 10 per cent capacity (1,980). Under the guidance of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Knicks could increase their capacity to 30 per cent on the day. May 18 It is expected that the Knicks will force and allow 5,712 fans to participate in the playoffs. A complete COVID-19 test or vaccination card will be required.
The state of the Alec Burks (knee bruise) and Immanuel Quickley (sprained ankle) are still floating in the air, so the Knicks may have had more to rely on the previously un-rotated Frank Ntilikina.
The Frenchman has struggled in the last game before a solid performance against the Lakers, and he will be an unmatched hero if they win.Ntilikina serrated nine points (all in three pointers), two. Assists, a double steal and a zero turnover in 23 minutes, he played 10 minutes more than Elfrid Payton.
Ntilikina was 1v7 in the previous three games, including two formidable air balls against the Clippers.