Julius Randle Just Got PAID

In the war zone that is NBA Free Agency, many stories get swept under the rug or just obliterated by Woj Bomb after Woj Bomb. I feel like that is exactly what happened to Julius Randle.

Since Randle isn’t one of the biggest names in the league, his free agency move sort of got left in the wake of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. Not to mention that everyone will be talking about Kawhi Leonard nonstop until he signs. But Randle had one of the biggest days out of the non all star camp.

The Knicks signed Julius Randle to a 3-year, $63 million contract on Sunday. If he wasn’t being paid handsomely, and I mean Chris Hemsworth handsome, to go to the Knicks I would absolutely hate this move. Since Anthony Davis took his ball and went home last season after his Lakers’ move fell apart at the trade deadline, Randle had to put the team on his back. Now, he has to do that again without the help of Jrue Holiday. With a now stacked Eastern Conference, it will be even harder to make the playoffs.

Posting an impressive 21 points and 8 rebounds a game last season, Randle should have been a little hotter of a commodity this free agency. Regardless, he got the money he wanted and gets the chance to improve even more in a place where the pressure is solely focused on the owner. Three more 21 and 8 seasons could make him one of the biggest names in the 2022 summer.

Remember when the Knicks were supposed to get KD, Kyrie and Zion?

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By now, we have all seen the Woj bomb that Anthony Davis is heading off the Los Angeles Lakers. Full details here. The move did not really take anyone by surprise. It was long overdue and frankly, it is the best move for the NBA as a whole. Love or hate the Lakers, at least be happy that AD now has the best chance to win a championship since he left Kentucky.

Anthony Davis is not the only member of BBNBA who is making a move this offseason. Julius Randle has exercised his player option and is looking away from New Orleans. And Boogie Cousins is becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Julius Randle
Last season with the Pelicans, Randle averaged 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in absence of Anthony Davis. Pretty solid stat line considering what he had to work with. According to Shams, Randle has decided to opt out of the last year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent. Basically, Julius Randle is about to get PAID. The only rumors that have come out so far is that he would be interested in joining the Suns, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of weight behind it. Due to the recency of the news, it may be a couple days before more teams come forward.

Follow us @Soft7sports for updates on all BBNBA free agents as the summer goes along.

The Pelicans just traded Anthony Davis for just about every asset the Lakers had not named LeBron James or Kyle Kuzma. So just about everyone that Randle has already played with. Probably knows that the $9 million he was owed next season won’t be worth it. Even with Zion and the #4 overall pick.

Demarcus Cousins
Demarcus Cousins has become an unrestricted free agent. After being plagued by injuries last season, Boogie decided to take a year in Golden State to recuperate and win a title. And well, neither happened. He reinjured his calf and missed more games than expected. Also, injuries to his teammates kept him from being the first Kentucky-Calipari player to get a ring.

There are really only a couple landing spots for Boogie this offseason. After a sneaky impressive 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, Warriors could use him especially since Klay Thompson will miss some of the season and Kevin Durant will either be out all year or in another city altogether. But right now, it looks like he will be moving on. Especially after this tweet:

The top teams looking to sign Boogie are the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Spurs and Bucks. Some are more longshots than others, but all are possibilities. However, if the market for Cousins stagnates again, he could very well stay put in Golden State.