Former Kentucky Wildcat and current New York Knicks star Julius Randle has been named NBA Player of the Month for April. Averaging 27.1 points, nine rebounds and over six assists, Randle led his team to an 11-4 record and became the first Knick to win the award since Carmelo Anthony back in 2014.
It’s just work.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 4, 2021
The April 2021, Eastern Conference Player of the Month, @J30_RANDLE ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/PEqcv128xP
Randle is also hearing his name in talks for both the Most Improve Player and Most Valuable Player awards. Coming off a couple of seasons where Randle was lost in the shuffle, he’s all of a sudden become the face of the Knicks and done so at a steady pace. His play has been remarkably consistent all season and a major push down the stretch (both statistically and his team winning) could catapult Randle in to a serious conversation for MVP, too.
NBA Most Improved Player race: Knicks' Julius Randle, Rockets' Christian Wood among top candidates for award— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) May 4, 2021
By: @therealmikekbhttps://t.co/csrDF89ZvZ pic.twitter.com/KM6XwKie6Y
With all-due respect to Christian Wood, this shouldn’t even be a debate.
https://t.co/wWGNmWnCY9’s updated MVP Ladder:— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 30, 2021
1) Nikola Jokic
2) Joel Embiid
3) Giannis Antetokounmpo
4) Chris Paul
5) Luka Doncic
6) Damian Lillard
7) Stephen Curry
8) Julius Randle
9) Rudy Gobert
10) Devin Booker
If Jokic tires out and Randle keeps fueling the fire, there’s a realistic case to be made for the former Wildcat.
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