Report: Knicks and Julius Randle agree to three-year, $63M deal

New Orleans Pelicans forward Julius Randle (30) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (LM Otero/AP)

The New York Knicks have agreed upon a three-year, $63-million deal with free agent forward Julius Randle, ESPN’s Adrian Worjnarowski is reporting.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the final year of Randle’s deal will include a team option, something that will give the Knicks flexibility to potentially chase the free agent class of 2021, one that will include 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Randle spent last season the with the New Orleans Pelicans where he enjoyed a strong year that saw him average 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 73 games played.

The Knicks were expected to be big players when free agency opened, but they’ve been quiet thus far and reportedly weren’t even willing to offer a full maximum contract to prized free agent target Kevin Durant.

Durant will reportedly sign with the the Knicks’ cross-town rival, the Brooklyn Nets.

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