Another former Kentucky Wildcats star received a major payday this off-season, as Julius Randle and the New York Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $117 million extension, according to ESPN.
This will keep Randle in New York for the next five seasons, as he still had one year left on his current contract. The extension also includes a player option for the 2025-2026 season.
Randle had a career season for the Knicks which saw him bring home several accolades alongside it, as he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player, made the All-NBA Second Team, as well as being named a first time All-Star.
For the season, Randle averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists per game. These stats also helped propel the Knicks to their first playoff berth since the 2012-13 season.
After a couple of solid offseason additions, as well as the team re-signing Nerlens Noel to a three-year, $32 million contract, the Knicks are once again poised to make the playoffs.
Randle joins Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the second Cat this offseason to sign contract extensions with their current teams and keep on adding to the dollar amount former John Calipari players have signed.
Randle is the former 7th overall pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014. After a short stop in New Orleans, Randle signed a three-year deal with Knicks in 2018.
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