New York Knicks forward Julius Randle could see himself moving away from New York before the February 6 trade deadline.
Initially, the New York Post reported a trade possibility for Randle. Later, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reported that the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets have agreed on a trade deal that involves Julius Randle.
The Knicks and Hornets have had trade talks involving Julius Randle, per league sources.
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 4, 2020
Julius Randle has played for three different teams in three years
Randle started his NBA career in 2014 with the Los Angeles Lakers. After being drafted in with the seventh overall pick, Randle played four seasons for the Lakers.
In 2018, he moved to New Orleans Pelicans. After signing an $18 million worth contract, Randle stayed in New Orleans for just one season. Prior to the 2019/20 season, he signed for the New York Knicks.
Over his six years in NBA, Randle is averaging 15.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. This season with the Knicks, he is averaging 18.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
If he does make a move before the February 6 trade deadline, it would be his fourth different team in three years. Randle said that although constantly changing teams does not make it easy for him to settle down but he is getting comfortable in his new surroundings.
“It’s been a lot of different adjustments,” Randle said on Monday as per New York Post. “This is the third different team I’ve played with in the past three years. So part of it is finding new teammates, getting adjusted to that, getting adjusted to a different organization, different coaches. There’s a lot of adjustment period, but I’m still getting comfortable game by game, trying to improve game by game.”