Julius Randle is the latest name in free agency reported to be on the move. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Randle will move to the New York Knicks on a 3-Year, $63M deal following him not exercising his player option with the New Orleans Pelicans, which would have earned him $9M next season.
Free agent Julius Randle has agreed to a three-year, $63M deal with the New York Knicks, CAA agents Aaron Mintz and Steve Heumann tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Julius Randle signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in free agency last year, but did not look to be part of the long term plans for New Orleans following their drafting of Zion Williamson and Jaxson Hayes, as well as the acquisitions of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart as part of the trade that saw the Pelicans lose the services of superstar big man Anthony Davis.
Randle had a career season in 2018-19, competing in 73 contests for the Pelicans and averaging 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists as he anchored the frontcourt during the Anthony Davis trade saga. Randle will look to help the Knicks improve on their abysmal 2018-19 season in which they went 17-65 for the worst record in the league.