NBA All-Star holders were announced Thursday night, with Los Angles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant named captains to select teams for next month’s game.
With Kyrie Irving already named starter and James Harden expecting to join the Eastern reserves, fans of the other New York team are hoping to see their team represented in the game as well, most notably through Julius Randle, who is putting on All-Star numbers this season and helped put the Knicks in the playoff contention.
Tom Thibodeau believes Randle has done more than enough so far this season to announce a first selection for the All-Star Game.
“The numbers speak for themselves,” Thibodeau said. “… I think when you look at the impact on victory, that’s where he split up. To do what he’s doing for this team, we wouldn’t be where we are. He’s our engine. So I hope he’s recognized, if he is. it deserves a lot “.
Randle definitely has the numbers this season. The seven-year-old man out of Kentucky averages 23.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game this season, and is hitting the ball efficiently, hitting 48% of his shots from the field and 40.7% from three.