Knicks, potential trade for Julius Randle

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is looking to expand on what was a strong 2022-23 season. Randle earned a second career All-Star selection and helped lead the Knicks to the second round of the playoffs, where they eventually fell to the eventual Eastern Conference champion, the Miami Heat. However, it appears the Knicks could potentially look to move on from the power forward.

Recently, it was revealed that Randle had switched agencies from CAA to WME. Some speculate that this could be a sign of a potential trade to come.

“This is something that some people around the league have suggested to me, is a potential trade situation to watch out for,” according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

Of course, this is all pure speculation at this point. The mere fact that a player changes agency is not enough to sound the trade alarm. However, it’s at least worth considering the return the Knicks could potentially get for Julius Randle if he becomes available.

While he was a strong regular season performer for the Knicks, Randle caught fire in both of his playoff performances in New York, most recently against the Heat last spring. If the Knicks end up pursuing a more high-profile star in the near future, Randle could be the odd man out in terms of cap space.