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New York Knicks’ Julius Randle gets 4-year, $117M extension

Feb 27, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks celebrates after drawing the foul late in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit:  POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 27, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks celebrates after drawing the foul late in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million extension with the New York Knicks, his agents confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

The extension includes a player option for the final season in 2025-26 and boosts the total value of his contract to five years and $140 million, according to Aaron Mintz and Steven Huemann of CAA Sports.

Randle, 26, is coming off a breakthrough 2021-22 campaign in which he made his first All-Star team, earned NBA Most Improved Player honors and helped to end the Knicks’ seven-year playoff drought.

He averaged career highs in points (24.1), rebounds (10.2) and assists (6.0) and shot a career-high 41.1 percent from 3-point range in 71 starts. He led the league with 37.6 minutes per game.

A first-round pick (seventh overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014, Randle has career averages of 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 446 games (366 starts) with the Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans (2018-19) and New York.

–Field Level Media