The New York Knicks are standing behind forward Julius Randle as their guy. The All-Star forward and the Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract extension. Randle’s full deal is 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 the fourth seed of the NBA playoffs before bowing out to the Atlanta Hawks.
Securing Randle is the latest in the retooling of the Knicks to make a stronger run in the 2021-22 season.
Yesterday, four-time all-star guard Kemba Walker secured a contract buy-out with the Oklahoma City Thunder and agreed to a homecoming with the New York Knicks. Reports state Walker’s Knicks deal will pay him $8 million annually.
Earlier 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 at three-year deals worth $32 million, $43 million, and $30 million, respectively, per ESPN.