Julius Randle sends strong message to New York Knicks front office following trade rumors

With 29 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists, Randle ran the show as the Knicks were dealt a blow before tip-off, with RJ Barrett ruled out for the second-straight game.

Even with the noise and efforts from opposing fans to get on his back, Randle thrived under the spotlight, something he couldn't seem to escape.

It was an awful start to the season for Randle, someone who's left fans divided since signing his four-year, $117,089,280 contract with the Knicks.

Randle's attitude was also upsetting fans as he would walk back on defense and showed frustration at teammate Jalen Brunson, in particular when the ball didn't come his way.




Randle has also been labeled as a 'ball hog' as he tends to rush for the hoop whenever getting the ball, regardless of wide-open teammates.

Randle was at 16 points by halftime and was easily the most influential player for the Knicks.