Julius Randle has agreed to a 4-year, $117-million extension with the New York Knicks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Randle, who is set to earn $19.8 million in the 2021-22 season, has a player option in the final year of the deal in 2025-26.
Last season the former Kentucky star and No. 7 overall pick in 2014 averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists en route to earning All-NBA Second-Team honors and winning Most Improved Player of the Year honors. He helped lead the Knicks to their first postseason berth since 2013.
He struggled offensively in the Knicks’ first-round playoff loss to Trae Young and Atlanta.
This week, the Knicks bolstered their roster for the future by adding a pair of former Celtics in point guard Kemba Walker, a Bronx native, and French wing Evan Fournier, who had 23 points, five rebounds and three three assists as France beat Slovenia to reach the Olympic gold-medal game against Kevin Durant and Team USA
The Knicks also re-signed Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson.