The New York Knicks are still open to Julius Randle trading in the off-season Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Randle signed a three-year contract with the Knicks for $ 62.1 million in summer 2019.
“Without a doubt, the Knicks are open to [trading Randle]. His next season contract ($ 18.9 million) is manageable, but the downside is that if he doesn’t exercise his team option after the next season, he’ll add $ 4 million to the 2021 ceiling.
Free agent class 2021 is golden. Randle had his moments as a double-double force and is still early in its heyday. But Randle’s defense is below par, and it has been reported here that his over-dribbling talent has frustrated some teammates, including RJ Barrett.
And a bigger disappointment was that Randle lost his magic from the 3-point line (27.7 percent). As David Fizdale recently noted, the Knicks could use a 3-point range 4. Someone like Kristaps Porzingis, ”reports Berman.
Randle scored an average of 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Knicks in 64 games before the NBA suspension.